Menu Properties
You are in: Home » Sicilia » Agrigento » Burgio

Burgio

Internet Site: 
www.comune.burgio.ag.it
Popolation: 
3,157
Touristic Information

More than o­ne hundred portals in stone, bronze bells and craftsmen work area, stained glasses windows, wrought iron and ceramics of ancient work and also, the forest of the Sicani, profuse, rich monuments of works of art and a museum of the Mummies; and o­n the background a majestic castle to visit after o­ne long walk in Arabic and medioevals alleys: this is Burgio, this is its history!

Burgio has o­ne the richest and ancient history. Surely it existed in the XIV century, when the inhabitants of the near Scirtea joined to those of Burgio. It existed, for certain, in the 1282, when Pietro d'Aragona, king of Sicily, invited to the Sicilian Parliament some Mayors and, among them, Burgio’s Mayor. First Gentleman of Burgio was Aly Binncema (King amiro, of the branch of the Edrisiti) that left his kingdom in inheritance to Hamud. Hamud lost his kingdom in 1087, during the war against king Ruggero in consequence he was forced to surrender and leave the territory. Throughout the centuries Burgio was dominated by Gentleman who enriched it with aristocratic palaces still in good condition: the Antiochia, the Peralta, the Gioeni, the Colonna. Ancient and more recent testimonials enrich the streets. Most of it is in restructure to make it available to the numerous tourists.

But Burgio is also the city of the ceramics (the Figuli worked since the year 1400), of the bells in bronze exported all over the world (it is the centre of a foundry active since the year 1600), of the wonderful Sanctuary of Rifesi (year 1170) and the Venerable Andrea from Burgio, holy man, missionary in Africa in the 18 century.

Patron Saint - January 17

S.Antonio Abbate.
The fire that burns (vamparotta) precedes the festivity during which the animals and the products of the earth are blessed.

Other Events

- The Holy Week with the encounter between Jesus and the Madonna o­n the Calvary;
- The Giostra of King Ruggero, celebrated medieval festivity in August.

Statistics on migration fluxion
Total Italian emigrant cards:
95
 
Total Male:
62
65 %
Total Female:
33
35 %
 First 5 most frequent Last Names:
Piazza
7
7 %
Miceli
5
5 %
Giannetto
4
4 %
Valenti
4
4 %
D'anna
3
3 %
 First 5 most frequent First Names:
Giuseppe
14
15 %
Vito
5
5 %
Antonio
5
5 %
Maria
5
5 %
Antonino
4
4 %
 First 5 most frequent destinations:
U.s.a.
22
23 %
Buenos Aires
12
13 %
Francia
12
13 %
Venezuela
11
12 %
Rosario Argentina
6
6 %
 Ten-year period of emigration:
Since the Town Halls not have the year of emigration for all emigrants, we use the year of birth for our statistics.
1920-1929
29
31 %
1910-1919
21
22 %
1930-1939
15
16 %
1900-1909
15
16 %
1950-1959
5
5 %
User Access

Already registered
E-mail:
Password:

Forgotten password

New user
You can register now by click here.

EgadiWeb - Informazioni per il turista fai da web
Curiosity

A Museum of the "Mummies" recently restored and opened to public. Fifty "mummies" with funeral equipments, woven and valuable jewels, crowns of grains for the rosary, hats, shoes, stockings and other small objects of the XVIII, the XlX and XX century.

Famous Person

Venerable Andrea from Burgio, lived in 1700 and died in holiness. Missionary in Congo and Portugal, is buried in the Church of the Cappuccini in Palermo.
A beatification course is in act.

The Mediterranean Diet by Nonna Angelina