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Aci Catena (Catania Province) is a town on the southeastern face of Mt. Etna (alt. 170 m), 14 km from Catania, 8.5 sq km. Its population is just over 22,600, post-code 95022, tel. 095. Agricultural economy.

The town spread around the palazzo of the Riggio family, Princes of Campofiorito, and expanded with the arrival of inhabitants of nearby destroyed towns after the earthquake in 1693. It was called Scarpi until 1826.

Churches (Acireale Diocese) include:
Maria SS. della Catena (Chiesa Madre)
San Giacomo Apostolo
Santa Lucia
Santa Maria della Consolazione
San Filippo (Aci San Filippo - suburb of Aci Catena)
San Nicola (San Nicolo' - suburb of Aci Catena)

On August 15 is the Festa of Maria Santissima della Catena.

Some links to learn more about Aci Catena include:
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
Catania Provincia
Sicilian Net

My latest book on CD is titled Sicily - A Reference for Researchers and is now available. With a file for each town (plus many other files), it relates the history of Sicily as reflected in the photos, records and festivals of its towns. It contains over 2500 text and photo files and can be ordered at CD order.

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