Polizzi Generosa

Polizzi Generosa is a city in the province of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily, with 3543 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012).

Location and data

Polizzi Generosa is located in the southern foothills of the Monti Madonie on a 915 m slm rocky outcrop. It is located 88 km southeast of Palermo and about 30 km south of Cefalu.

The inhabitants mainly work in agriculture and construction industries.

The neighboring municipalities are Caltavuturo, Castellana Sicula, Isnello, Petralia Sottana, Scillato, Sclafani Bagni, Vallelunga Pratameno (CL) and Villalba (CL).


Roger I left in 1076 to build a fort around which developed the site. The nickname Generosa ( German: luxuriant, abundant ) received the City of Frederick II, since the soil very fertile and the inhabitants were wealthy.


  • Ruins of the fort
  • Church of SS Salvatore from the 16th century
  • Rampolla Palace
  • St. Mary's Church from the 17th century with the sarcophagus of San Gandolfo

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Giuseppe Antonio Borgese (1882-1952), Italian historian, professor of literature and writers
  • Domenico Dolce ( born 1958 ), fashion designer and co-founder of the fashion company Dolce & Gabbana
  • Grandparents of film director Martin Scorsese
  • The actor Vincent Schiavelli family is from Polizzi, he lived and worked for the last few years, until his death there