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Pachino (Siracusa Province) is 53 km from Siracusa, alt. 65 m, in the extreme southernmost tip of Sicily, between the Ionian and the Strait of Sicily, on Cozzo Scibini, area 50.5 sq km, pop. 21,504, post-code 96018, tel. 0931. Economy: wine grapes, fishing, stone quarries.

Traces have been found in the territory of prehistoric settlements, of the Neolithic (grotta Corrugi) and of the Metal Age (grotta Calafarina). The modern town was founded in 1758 by Gaetano Starrabba Alagona and populated by immigrants from the nearby island of Malta.

Pachino is a breezy seaside town, a fishing-port, and a well-known name also because of its strong red wine.

Chrurches (Noto Diocese) include the following:

SS. Crocifisso (Chiesa Madre)
Madonna del Rosario di Pompei
S. Corrado
S. Francesco D'Assisi
S. Giuseppe
Sacro Cuore
Santi Angeli
Santi Pietro e Paolo
S. Francesco di Paola (Marzamemi - suburb of Pachino)

Links to other sites about Pachino include:

Sicilian Net
Sicily Web
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes

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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