View of Manfria beach with the coastal tower

Location of Manfria in Italy

Coordinates: IT 37°06′00″N 14°08′20″E / 37.10000°N 14.13889°E / 37.10000; 14.13889Coordinates: IT 37°06′00″N 14°08′20″E / 37.10000°N 14.13889°E / 37.10000; 14.13889
Country  Italy
Region  Sicily
Province Caltanissetta (CL)
Comune Gela
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2001)
  Total 387
Demonym(s) Manfrinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 93012
Dialing code 0933
Website Website about Manfria

Manfria is an Italian village and the only civil parish (frazione) of the municipality of Gela, in the Province of Caltanissetta, Sicily. In 2001 its population was 387. The village owns 2 trenchers.


Around 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.


Manfria is a sea resort located on the Mediterranean coast, 12 km-far from Gela[1] 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 Manfria

The Tower of Manfria (Torre di Manfria, also named "Sferracavallo") 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.[2]


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