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Buscemi (Siracusa Province) is 53 km from Siracusa, alt. 761 m, in the highest sector of the Hyblaean Mountains, on the eastern slopes of Monte Contessa, on the left of the River Anapo, area 51.6 sq km, pop. 1,276, post-code 96010, tel. 0931. Economy: Agriculture, stone quarries.

It existed in the Norman epoch and is mentioned by the Arab geographer Edrisi. It was later an important feudal center. The old town, on Monte San Nicolo, was destroyed by the earthquake in 1693 and immediately afterwards rebuilt a little further to the north in its present site.

Churches (Siracusa Diocese) include the following:

Nativita di Maria Santissima (Chiesa Madre, 18th century)
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio (historic)
Chiesa di San Giacomo (historic)

Links to other sites about Buscemi include:

Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
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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