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Collection: Municipalities of the Province of Palermo
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Caccamo (Sicilian: Càccamu) is a town and comune located on the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily in the Province of Palermo.


The official founding of Caccamo was not until 1093, when the catacombs where the skeletons of a number of townspeople lie in niches along the wall, a burial practice that lasted from the 17th century up to 1863.

The Festa del Padrone, near the entrance to the Castle of Caccamo

Since the 1950s the town itself has lost almost half of its inhabitants to emigration. Caccamo holds some great views of the surrounding countryside, including the Rosmarina artificial lake, which was created by a controversial dam built in 1993.

External links

  • Caccamo page on (in Italian)
  • Caccamo page on (in Italian)
  • Database of Caccamo families
  • City of Caccamo web site Reference
  • Caccamo on See Palermo
  • Sito Fotografico Caccamo
  • Photos of Caccamo

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