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Origin Lake Favara
Mouth Torre Verdura
Basin countries Italy
Length 53 km (33 mi)
Basin area 422 km2 (163 sq mi)

Verdura is a river of southern Sicily. Its source is in Lake Favara, and flows into the Sicily Channel at Torre Verdura, between Sciacca and Ribera.


The upper reaches are known as the Sosio, becoming the Verdura after it is joined by the Lisandro. It is 53 kilometres (33 mi) long, with a catchment area of 422 square kilometres (163 sq mi). There are two hydroelectric dams, at Cristia and Favara. The fertile valley produces navel oranges, almonds, wine and olive oil.

See also

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

Notes and references

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