Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Sutera is the Port of call.....

Society for One-Place Studies
The Sutera One-Place study is featured as the Port of Call in the 2nd edition of Destinations the newsletter of the Society for One-Place Studies

The newsletter is only available to members of the Society, but you can read about the Society and join by clicking the link above.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Sutera - A sense of time and place

This morning I came across this delightful short video. From it, you can truly get a sense of time and place.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Sutera Records on Family Search

Image courtesy of Family Search
Family Search, I have discovered have placed some material for Sutera online, which is fabulous.

Obviously the records are in Italian and I am starting to slowly transcribe the material.

A link to the records available is HERE

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Background to Sutera

Sutera sits within the province of Caltanissetta in Sicily and stands 580m above sea level. A medieval town with ongoing expansion from the 16th Century, it overlooks the hills and the River Platani.

Sutera is a short distance from the national road SS121-189, which links Palermo and Agrigento. The land is typically sulphurous.

Sutera has been since the late 1800s a spearhead in Italian geology and is well associated with mining of Sulphur and Potassium salts. Oil has been extracted from the nearby town of Gela, a practice which continues to this day.

The history of Sutera is said to be the story of devotion to St Paoline and St Onofrio.  The Castle of Sutera was located on top of Mount San Paolino, at 819m above sea level. The Church of St Paoline dates from the 7th Century with the temple built around 1370.

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