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Motta Sant'Anastasia (Catania Province), is 13 km from Catania, alt. 275 m, on the south slope of Etna, in the valley of the Sieli, area 35.7 sq km, pop. over 8900, post-code 95040, tel. 095. Economy: agriculture, sheep breeding, small foodstuff industries.

The town developed around the castle built by Count Roger the Norman, and for many centuries it belonged to the church of Catania, and to the feudal lords Russo, Perollo, Libori, and Moncada.

Many Americans live here because of its proximity to the nearby military base.

Of interest is the Castle (11th century).

Churches (Catania Diocese) include the following:
S. Maria del Rosario (Chiesa Madre)
San Antonio Abate

On August 22-25 is the Festa of Sant'Anastasia.

Links to sites with more about Motta Sant'Anastasia include:
Motta Sant'Anastasia Photos
Catania Provincia
Motta Sant'Anastasia Cemetery
Italian Postal Codes
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Italian Wikipedia
Sicilian Net
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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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