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Mirabella Imbaccari (Catania Province) is 92 km from Catania, alt. 518 m, in the southeast Monti Erei, on the bank of the Gatta torrent, area 15.4 sq km, pop over 9300, post-code 95040, tel. 0933. Economy: agriculture, handmade lacework, timber, dairy products, confectionery.

The town was founded by Giuseppe Maria Paterno, Baron of Raddusa, in 1610, taking its name from his second wife, Eleonora Mirabella; originally the town was in the Baldo fief, but his successor transferred it in 1635 to the fief of Imbaccari in order to escape the malaria that plagued the lower areas. It belonged to the Paternos until the 17th century, then to the Trigonas, and from 1737 to the Princes of Biscari who were its lords until 1825.

Of interest is the Palazzo Biscari (17th century).

Churches (Caltagirone Diocese) include the following:
Santa Maria delle Grazie (Chiesa Madre, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693).
Sacro Cuore di Gesu

The Last Sunday in August is the Festa of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Links to other sites about Mirabella Imbaccari include:
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
Mirabella Imbaccari
Catania Provincia
Sicilian Net

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