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Camporotondo Etneo (Catania Province) is 14 km from Catania, alt. 445 m, on the south face of Etna, area 6.4 s km. Its population is just over 2200, post-code 95040, tel. 095. Mainly agricultural economy.

Originally one of the eight villages sold in 1645 by Philip IV of spain to the Genoese Giovanni Andrea Massa who sold it nine years later to the Reitano family. In 1669, the eruption of Etna destroyed the village, which passed to the Princes of Paterno and then to the city of Catania, then ownership passed back to the Reitanos and later the Natoli family.

The name of the town (literally 'round field') comes from the shape of its area.

Churches (Catania Diocese) include the following:
San Antonio Abate (Chiesa Madre)

On January 17 is the Festa of Sant'Antonio Abate.

Links to learn more about Camporotondo Etneo include:
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
Catania Provincia
Sicilian Net

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