CaltanissettaItaly.jpg [wikipedia]Caltanissetta, Italy became a sister city of Rochester in 1965. Today the city of Caltanissetta, capital of the [wikipedia]Province of Caltanissetta, and its surrounding towns are comprised of a great mixture of many cultures, traditions, and folklore that have influenced its development through the centuries.

Among its artistic treasures are the Siculo-Grecian1 archeological centers of Sabucina2 and Gibil-Gabib, the Mineralogy and Sulphur Museum, the Palazzo Moncada, and the Santo Spirito Abbey built by Count Roger in 1151.3

Caltanissetta is today the home of the award winning nougat-candy factory, Torronifici Geraci; the Salvatore Amorelli heather briar pipes, which have become fine collection pieces; and the industry of Amaro Averna, a fine liqueur.

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