Mazzarino is a city and comune
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in the province of Caltanissetta
Province of Caltanissetta
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 in the region of Sicily
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, Italy
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The city emerged in the second half of the 13th century. In 1507, the lords of the manor
Lord of the Manor
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 received the title Count of Mazzarini.

It is home to two castles.

In the 50s, the local friary was theater for the highly debated Mazzarino Friars
Mazzarino Friars
The Mazzarino Friars were a group of Capuchin friars that turned to crime. They were active around the town of Mazzarino, Italy, in the 1950s. Their trial was a much-debated issue in the early '60s in Italy, in the context of the historical struggle between clerical and anti-clerical political...

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