Herkunft des Familiennamens Di Bella, Herkunftsland: ItalyAdelsstand: Nobles - Lords - Counts - Barons
March 1186, the title of Baron of Santa Sofia and later the title of Count. The fief of St. Sophia was bequeathed by Gerardo, of Bernardo, of Nicola, of Jacopo, to his son Giovanni, born in 1430, while the fief of Rivisco to his son Alemanno, Lord of Rivisco (extinct branch). Giovanni exchanged the fief of St. Sophia, of which held back the feudal lordship, with the fief of Cavachi, between the provinces of Messina and Catania, on which he obtained by Alfonso I of Aragon, King of Sicily and Naples, with privilege April 20, 1457, the title of Baron. The family, therefore, lived with nobility in Messina, Taormina, Acireale and Palermo in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. In 1819, Don Rosario, dominus of St. Sophia, of Cavachi, and Lord of Rivisco, moved from Acireale to Partanna to get married with the noble lady Sciarabba Francesca, daughter of Baron Pasquale, from which Don Paolo, who married the noblewoman Paola Spallino in Castelvetrano. From these, descend the current representatives of the family. The Di Bella are mentioned in the works of E. Mineo, "Nobiltà di Stato" (2002), "Famiglie e identità aristocratiche nel tardo medioevo in Sicilia". By decision SGI n. 137/10 of 04/07/2011, have been confirmed the genealogy of the House for the publication in the Golden Book of the Mediterranean Nobility. Family names so old, without any doubt honor not only families but also the cities that welcomed them; seems to be, in fact, very worthy the living members of this family which, with much decorum, carry this noble surname, which has had several illustrious members.