Verdura is a river of southern Sicily
Sicily is a region of Italy, and is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Along with the surrounding minor islands, it constitutes an autonomous region of Italy, the Regione Autonoma Siciliana Sicily has a rich and unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, music, literature,...

. Its source is in Lake Favara
Favara can refer to:*Favara, Agrigento, a town in Italy*Favara, Valencia, a town in Spain...

, and flows into the Sicily Channel at Torre Verdura, between Sciacca
Sciacca , also Schiacca, is a town and comune in the province of Agrigento on the southwestern coast of Sicily...

 and Ribera.


The upper reaches are known as the Sosio, becoming the Verdura after it is joined by the Lisandro. It is 53 km long, with a catchment area of 422 km². There are two hydroelectric dams, at Cristia and Favara
Favara, Agrigento
Favara is a town and comune of south central Sicily , in the province of Agrigento, 8 km East of Agrigento by road.The town has a considerable agricultural trade, and there are sulfur and other mines in the neighborhood.-Main sights:...

. The fertile valley produces Navel oranges, almonds, wine and olive oil.

See also

  • Fulco di Verdura
    Fulco di Verdura
    Fulco di Verdura , or Fulco Santo Stefano della Cerda, Duke of Verdura, and Marquis of Murata la Cerda, was an influential Italian jeweller...

    , jeweller, and the last person to bear the now-defunct Sicilian ducal title of Verdura.
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