Contessa Entellina

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Contessa Entellina
coat of arms
Contessa Entellina (Italy)
Contessa Entellina
Country Italy
region Sicily
Metropolitan city Palermo  (PA)
Local name Kundisa ( Albanian )
Coordinates 37 ° 44 '  N , 13 ° 11'  E Coordinates: 37 ° 44 '0 "  N , 13 ° 11' 0"  E
height 561  m slm
surface 136 km²
Residents 1,608 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 12 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 90030
prefix 091
ISTAT number 082033
Popular name Contessioti
Patron saint San Nicola di Mira
Contessa Entellina
Contessa Entellina

Contessa Entellina is a city of Metropolitan city of Palermo in the Region of Sicily in Italy with 1,608 inhabitants (December 31, 2019).

Location and dates

Contessa Entellina is located 75 km south of Palermo . The residents mainly work in agriculture.

The neighboring communities are Bisacquino , Campofiorito , Corleone , Giuliana , Monreale , Poggioreale ( TP ), Roccamena , Salaparuta ( TP ), Sambuca di Sicilia ( AG ) and Santa Margherita di Belice ( AG ).

After the rail traffic to Contessa Entellina was discontinued in 1959, the city can only be reached by road today.


The place was founded in 1450 by the Arbëresh . The Greeks settled here before that time. In 1875 the addition of Entellina was added to the name Contessa in memory of the ancient city of Entella. Entella was near the present municipality and was destroyed in 1224.


The wine-growing area in Contessa Entellina produces DOC wines that have had their "controlled designation of origin " since 1993. This was last updated on March 7, 2014.

The wines with the designation Contessa Entellina DOC are produced as the following types of wine: red , rosé and white wines as well as wines with the predicates "Riserva" or "Vendemmia tardiva" ( late harvest ).


In the town

  • Church of San Nicolo di Mira, built in the 16th century
  • Town hall in Piazza Umberto I.
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie church, built in the 16th century

In the neighborhood

  • Rocca d'Entella rock with archaeological sites
  • Ruins of the Calatamauro fort from Byzantine times

sons and daughters of the town


  • Valeria Camaschella (Ed.): Lexicon of Italian Wines - All DOCG & DOC wines . Hallwag, Gräfe and Unzer, Munich 2002, ISBN 3-7742-0756-9 , p. 282 .

Web links

Commons : Contessa Entellina  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. Disciplinare di Produzione della Denominazione di Origine Controllata (production regulations and description). (PDF) In: November 27, 2017, accessed July 7, 2018 (Italian).