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Fiumefreddo di Sicilia (Catania Province) is 38 km from Catania, alt. 62 m, on the northeast slopes of Etna near the source of the River Fiumefreddo, area 12.1 sq km, pop. over 9,400 , post-code 95013, tel. 095. Economy: extensive citrus fruit cultivation, paper industry, mills, wrought iron.

The present town was founded in the first half of the 17th century by the Gravina Cruyllas family, the Princess of Palagonia, in the ancient fief of Flumen Frigidum, on the site of the 16th century town which had belonged, with the fief to the Parisi family and to the Barons Lazzari.

Of interest is the Palazzo Diana (18th century) and the Palazzetto Palmieri (18th century).

Churches (Acireale Diocese) include the following:
Maria SS. Immacolata (Chiesa Madre)
Maria SS. del Rosario (Castello - suburb of Fiumefreddo di Sicilia)

On March 19 is the Festa of San Giuseppe.

Families researched in these records include the following:

Links to learn more about Fiumefreddo di Sicilia 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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