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Mazzarrone (Catania Province) is 79 km from Catania, alt, 285 m, on the southern slopes of Monti Erei, on the bank of the river Dirello or Acate, area 33.5 sq km, pop. over 3,500, post-code 95040, tel, 0933. Economy: agriculture, stock farming.

Once part of Caltagirone, it bacame an autonomous comune in 1976, absorbing territory belonging to Licodia Eubea.

Churches (Caltagirone Diocese) include the following:
San Giuseppe (Chiesa Madre)
Sacro Cuore di Gesu'
S. Cuore di Gesu (Botteghelle - suburb of Mazzarrone)
S. Maria del Rosario (Cucchi - suburb of Mazzarrone)

On March 19 is the Festa of San Giuseppe, also on the third Sunday of September. Festival of Grapes in September.

Links to sites with more about Mazzarrone 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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