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Castel di Judica (Catania Province) is 50 km from Catania, alt. 457 m, in the northwest part of the plain of Catania, on the southeastern slopes of Mt Iudica, area 102.3 sq km , pop. over 5,300, post-code 95040, tel. 095. Economy: agriculture, livestock breeding.

The town was of some importance under the Arabs; it was captured by the Normans and annexed to the great fief of Caltagirone.

Of interest is the Old Castle.

Churches (Caltagirone Diocese) include the following:
Santa Maria delle Grazie (Chiesa Madre)
S. Francesco d'Assisi (Franchetto - suburb of Castel di Judica)
Santa Maria del Rosario (16th century, Giumarra - suburb of Castel di Judica)

The 3rd Sunday in May is the Festa of Maria Santissima delle Grazie. There is a festival of bottled fruit here in October.

Links to learn more about Castel di Judica 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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