Cammarata -San Giovanni Gemini

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The birth of the group

The Abatellis Branciforti Conti Historical Group  di Cammarata was established on 25/10/2018. 

The founding President and current President is Irene Catarella.

The founding Vice President was Maria Concetta Pinella.

The Group wants to contribute to spreading the historical, artistic and cultural heritage of Sicily, obviously representing the ancestors of the Cammaratese territory, in particular the Abatellis and Branciforti families who dominated in the most flourishing and golden period par excellence.

​Il gruppo storico Abatellis Branciforti conti di cammarata
​Il gruppo storico Abatellis Branciforti cammarata

The historical group Abatellis Branciforti

Counts of Cammarata - Dukes of San Giovanni Gemini

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Who were the Abatellis-Branciforti

In 1431, exactly on 11 September, the Abatellis or Patella, of Tuscan origin, became Lords of Cammarata for having bought the territory from Guglielmo Raimondo Moncada. On 4 July 1536 Margherita Abatellis married Blasco Branciforti (or Branciforte). This domination lasted until 7 January 1680 when, on the death of Gaetana Maria Branciforti, her eldest son Luigi Guglielmo Raimondo Moncada and Aragona succeeded her. Despite being a County, the Lords of Cammarata have always been named Princes, as they are inhabitants of the Castle.

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Drawing by Enzo Li Gregni

History from 700 to today

History of San Giov. Gemini

History of Cammarata

The group is part of USARS, “Sicilian Union of Historical Reenactment Association”, which will allow us to enter the Union of Historical Groups of Sicily and, automatically, of Italy. 
Just a year after its foundation, it already boasts many fashion shows: Trapani, Historical reinterpretation in honor of “Manfredi di Trinacria”, 11 November 2018; San Giovanni Gemini, Procession on the occasion of the inauguration of the Mountain Fair, 7 December 2018; Cammarata, Procession on the occasion of the celebrations in honor of the Most Holy Crucifix of the Angels, 19 May 2019; Borgo Callea, Procession on the occasion of the celebrations in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary Immaculate, 2 June 2019; Erice, Historical Parade on the occasion of the historical re-enactment "Frederick III of Aragon, King of Sicily", 30 June 2019; Casteltermini, Historical Parade on the occasion of the Historical Reenactment of the Casteltermini Foundation "It was in the year 1629 ...", 3 August 2019; Cammarata, Procession on the occasion of the celebrations in honor of Maria Santissima Cacciapensieri and San Giuseppe, 13 August 2019; Cerda, Grand Historical Parade "At the Court of the Marquis of Cerda" and of the III Multiepocal Historical Procession of Sicily, 17 August 2019; Mussomeli, Parade and participation in the theatrical representation of the Historical Wedding on the occasion of the Historical Parade of the Antica Fiera del Castello, 1 September 2019; San Giovanni Gemini, Parade on the occasion of the Charity Equestrian Grand Gala to raise funds for the purchase of a vehicle for the transport of cancer patients to health centers, 7 September 2019; Cammarata, Historical Parade, 15 September 2019; Lercara Friddi, Procession on the occasion of the Most Holy Crucifix, 17 September 2019; Roccapalumba, Regional Competition for Historical Groups "The Noble Houses of the Kingdom of Sicily", 20 October 2019 (runners-up); Trapani, Historical reinterpretation in honor of “Manfredi di Trinacria”, 10 November 2019; Vicari, "Medieval Echoes", 29 August 2020 (in the Covid period); Cammarata, video for the book "The Edict of the Diaspora" written by our partner Roberta Lo Scrudato and professor Vito Lo Scrudato (in the Covid period). "Participated tree" event with the Administration of San Giovanni Gemini and the local associations for Christmas and the 2020 holidays; Event "The neighborhood trees" with the Administration of Cammarata and the local associations for Christmas and the 2020 holidays (in the Covid period).

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The contacts

Anyone who wants to see the news on the historical group or wants to contact it can connect to the official facebook page of the Abatellis Branciforti Historical Group, Counts of Cammarata, Dukes of San Giovanni Gemini or even  to the number  +39 340 611 1281

       

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