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Monterosso Almo (Ragusa Province) is 28 km from Ragusa, alt. 691 m, in the central sector of the Monti Iblei, on the southwest face of Monte Lauro, area 56.3 sq km, pop. 3,506, post-code 97010, tel. 0932. Economy: Agriculture (wheat, vegetables, olives, almonds, fruit, walnuts), cattle farming.

The original Norman village of Monte Iahalmo developed in the 14th century with the construction of the castle by Enrico Rosso, Count of Aidone. The village belonged to the County of Modica from the 16th to the 18th century; destroyed by the earthquake in 1693, it was rebuilt higher up on the plain at the top of the mountain.

Churches (Ragusa Diocese) include the following:

Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate (18th century, historic)
Maria SS. Assunta
San Giovanni Battista (1750, historic)

Links to other sites about Monterosso Almo 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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