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Manfria
Manfria
is an Italian village and the only civil parish (frazione) of the municipality of Gela, in the Province of Caltanissetta, Sicily. In 2001 its population was 387.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Tower
Tower
of Manfria 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] Around 340 BC, in Sicilian pottery, one of the 3 groups of workshops specialized in red-figure style was named "Lentini- Manfria
Manfria
Group" and was active in Syracuse and Gela. Manfria, named after the homonym medieval coastal tower, grew in the second half of the 20th Century. It received the official status of frazione after a municipal law of 24 January 2006. Geography[edit] Manfria
Manfria
is a sea resort located on the Mediterranean coast, 12 km-far from Gela[1] and 27 from Licata. It is composed by two inhabited areas, Manfria
Manfria
(western area) and Lido Manfria, in the east. The village is separated from Marina di Butera, a frazione of Butera, by the course of the river Comunelli. Tower
Tower
of Manfria[edit] The Tower
Tower
of Manfria
Manfria
(Torre di Manfria, also named "Sferracavallo") is located upon a hill between the western area and Lido. It was part of a net of Sicilian coastal towers, built following the project of the Florentine architect Camillo Camilliani.[2]

Torre di Manfria
Manfria
(1)

Torre di Manfria
Manfria
(2)

References[edit]

^ (in Italian) Some infos at italia.indettaglio.it ^ (in Italian) Article on sicilyweb.it

External links[edit] Media related to Manfria
Manfria
at Wikimedia Commons

(in Italian) Web

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