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Milo (Catania Province) is 29 km from Catania, alt. 720 m, on the eastern face of Etna, area 18.2 sq km, pop. over 1,100, post-code 95010, tel. 095. Economy: vineyards, tinber (chesnut), summer tourism.

Founded in the 14th century by Giovanni d'Aragona, Duke of Randazzo, in the territory of the county of Mascali. It was administratively part of Giarre until 1923 and then of Sant' Alfio, eventually becoming autonomous in 1955.

The name comes from the Greek-Byzantine Milos, which means dark, the color of lava.

It is a summer hillside resort together with its outlying suburbs of Fornazzo and Caselle.

Churches (Acireale Diocese) include the following:
San Andrea (Chiesa Madre)
Sacro Cuore di Gesu (Fornazzo - suburb of Milo)

Last Sunday of July is the Festa of Sant'Andrea. Beauty Pageant (Venus di Milo) in August. Merchant Fair of Wine and Etna in September.

Families reasearched in these records include the following:

Links to other sites about Milo 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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