Partinico is a municipality of the metropolitan city of Palermo, that has 31.873 inhabitants. It located itself in the eastern central part of Palermo, on the line between Palermo and Trapani, in the inland of the Sicilian coast, on the slopes of Mount Gradara , in the valley of Nocella’s river. It raises on a big flat area and well connected by the motorway that’s easy to get to by the municipality’s centre. Ever since arab domination (IX-XI century) they maintain old toponym of Inico and Camico through the diction “B.RT.NIQ” to state Partinico, or better that land which was Inico’s capital. Towers dispersed across Partinico’s countryside are so important. But most of the 26 towers now are disappeared or destroyed because of carelessness and lack of interest.
Distance in km crow flies 22.63 km;
by car 33,4 km; about 44 min
Indications: On A29 - E90 direction SS113 go off from E90 take exit Partinico.
Distance in km crow flies 51.06 km;
by car 67,4 km; about 51 min
Indications: On A29/E90 direction Palermo take exit Partinico.
Piazza Umberto I - 90047 Partinico (PA)
Corso Dei Mille, 252 - 90047 Partinico (PA) - Tel 0039 091 8908505
PRO LOCO Piazza Umberto I - Tel 0039 091 8919316
Hospital Via Circonvallazione - Tel 0039 091 89 11 138
Urgent care Via Principe Umberto - Tel 0039 091 891 1176
Coop. Trinacria - Tel 0039 091 225455
Coop. Autoradio taxi - Tel 0039 091 513311
Via Circonvallazione, 186
The most ancient sources mention the names B.rt.niq and B.r.t.niq chosen by Edrisi in 1182, that correspond to the Latin word partenici. Its ancient origin is testified by Greek and Roman archaeological finds of that region.
Documented attestations related to the early inhabited center dates from the medieval period, when the Normans gained power of the land. There are no historical facts that distinguished particularly the ancient Borgo, but it's known that in 13th century the center was destroyed during the war between Angevins and Aragoneses. In 1600 the land became part of the Demanio Regio (engl. royal domains). It achieved administrative autonomy in 19th century. In 1700 the Bourbons arrived and the Austrians were driven out of the isle. The Abbey, Abbazia di Altofonte, continued administrating the territory of Partinico through the abbots, who tried to increase their profits with the revaluation of the land given in emphyteusis (a kind of long-term
lease with purchase option) and the introduction of new taxes on fruits that before were not taxed. On May 16th 1860 the population rebelled and won against the Bourbons, who tried to plunder the region. This historical fact is called Eccidio di Partinico (engl. The massacre of Partinico).
Giuseppe Garibaldi, also called "The Hero of The Two Worlds" stopped here during his march to Palermo and after that a statue in his memory was built in the current Villa Margherita. The city is also remembered for it's active participation at the Fasci siciliani dei lavoratori (Sicilian Workers League), started the 9th December 1893.
The greatest strength of local handicraft is iron and woodworking.
The secondary sector is made of enterprises operating in various sectors.