Manfria, Gela

Manfria is an Italian village and the only civil parish of the municipality of Gela, in the Province of Caltanissetta, Sicily. In 2001 its population was 387.HistoryAround 340 BC, in Sicilian pottery, one of the 3 groups of workshops specialized in red-figure style was named "Lentini-Manfria Group" and was active in Syracuse and Gela.Manfria, named after the homonym medieval coastal tower, grew in the second half of the 20th Century. It received the official status of frazione after a municipal law of 24 January 2006.GeographyManfria is a sea resort located on the Mediterranean coast, 12 km-far from Gela and 27 from Licata. It is composed by two inhabited areas, Manfria (western area) and Lido Manfria, in the east. The village is separated from Marina di Butera, a frazione of Butera, by the course of the river Comunelli.Tower of ManfriaThe Tower of Manfria is located upon a hill between the western area and Lido. It was part of a net of Sicilian coastal towers, built following the project of the Florentine architect Camillo Camilliani.
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  • Manfria is a truly relaxing. The water is crystal clear and the beach is great. It's not a very busy place.
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  • Here you will find kilometres of beaches where you can make beautiful walks in the nature. In summer the water is very clear. At the top stands the tower and sunset is quite impressive. Sin is a neighborhood uncared for.
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  • Abandoned residential area ... In summer there are the few owners of the cottage but include appropriate services. Deserted in the evening. By day takes value thanks to Golden Beach and clear blue sea. As always the municipality does nothing for the common good ...
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