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Manfria, Gela

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2.3/5 based on 35 reviews on the web
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. The village owns 2 trenchers.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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  • When you come to this place go away with the same feeling as when you leave Africa, golden sandy beach and clean, clear water and spectacular!! too bad it's poorly equipped, there are nicer places, we are at levels of the various reserves in the South of the island ... a marvel. The Lydians scattered here and make little effort to look beautiful in this magnificent setting.
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  • Just minutes from the village of Gela Manfria is a place for lovers of good sea and tranquility that only such a place really can give. Unfortunately I did not visit the tower inside so I couldn't describe her to you. Marco
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  • I like coming to this beach in the summer. You can walk on the sandy beach for miles, some places offer umbrellas and cold drinks along the way. Its a hassle free zone. We usually bring our towels and...  read more »
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