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Carlentini (Siracusa Province) is 48 km from Siracusa alt. 200 m, northeast of the Hyblaean Mountains, on the slopes of Monte Pancali, area 158 sq km, pop. 17,592, post-code 96013, tel. 095. Agricultural economy.

Founded on the Meta hill by the viceroy Giovanni Vega in 1551, and called Carlentini in honor of Charles V and the town of Lentini, whose population it was intended to receive after an earthquake in 1542. But the inhabitans of Lentini never actually went there, and the town was inhabited by people from the surrounding country areas, especially after the next earthquake in 1693.

Of interest: not far from the town it is interesting to visit the Basilica del Murgo where work began in 1224; archeological zone of Leontinoi.

Churches (Siracusa Diocese) include the following:
Immacolata Concezione (Chiesa Madre)
Cuore Immacolato di Maria e S. Anna
S. Tecla
Maria SS. Della Stella (Pedagaggi - suburb of Carlentini)

Families researched in those records include the following:
Aletta, Bosco, Calabro, Cambianti, Campiante, Campisi, Caponetto, Cassarino, Corbino, Cosentino, Cosintino, d'Aginsta, d'Agosta, Franco, Gorbino, Guglielmino, Ingalisi, Mangano, Marchese, Nastasi, Nigro, Ossino, Palermo, Rizzone, Sacca, Scamporrino, Sequenzia, Siciliano, Siena

Links to other sites about Carlentini include:
Carlentini Photos
Italian Postal Codes
Italian Towns
Italian Wikipedia
Sicilian Net
Sicily Web

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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