Comitini

Municipality of Comitini

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Comitini, in the province of Agrigento, is known as a sulfur extraction center as well as the place of revolutionary movements and the town where the tricolor Italian flag was raised for the first time as a symbol of the Italian Unification. Its origins go back as far as to prehistoric times, evidence of which can be found at the archeological site of Petra di Calathansuderj with its characteristic rock-cut chamber tombs, at 5 km from the present town. During the Roman Empire, an important trade route that ran between Agrigentum and Panormus traversed the area which also hosted a Roman stopover (statio Comiciana).

A famous Sicilian name associated with the town of Comitini is the Nobel Prize winner for literature, Luigi Pirandello, whose works narrate the story of everyday-life of miners in Comitini.