Lercara Friddi

Lercara Friddi, (Palermo)
Lercara Friddi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of Palermo.Founded in 1595 by local feudataries, it is on the slopes of Madore Hill, between the valleys of Fiumetorto and Platani rivers. In the past it was an important mining centre, the only one in the province of Palermo where sulphur was excavated.On December 25, 1893, eleven people were killed in the Lercara Friddi massacre during the Fasci Siciliani uprising after a rally of peasants and sulphur miners that asked for the abolition of taxes and better working conditions.Notable peopleProfessional Boxer and father of famous singer, Frank Sinatra, Anthony Martin Sinatra (1892).Politician Andrea Finocchiaro Aprile.Magistrate Pietro Scaglione.Football player and manager Nicolò Nicolosi.Italian French-chanson singer Frédéric François, born Francesco Barracato (June 3, 1950).Gangster Lucky Luciano (1897).ReferencesExternal linksOfficial website

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