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Piedimonte Etneo (Catania Province) is 44 km from Catania, alt. 348 m, in the northeast foothills of Mt. Etna, overlooking the Fogliarino valley, area 26.5 sq km, with a population of over 3,900, post-code 95017, tel. 095. Economy: agriculture (wine, grapes, etc), wood handicraft, tourism.

The town was founded in 1687 by Prince Ignazio Ferdinando Gravina di Palagonia in a place called Belvedere, now the name of a square.

Churches (Acireale Diocese) include the following:
Santa Maria del Rosario (Chiesa Madre)
Santa Maria delle Grazie (Presa - suburb of Piedimonte Etneo)
Santa Maria della Vena (Vena - suburb of Piedimonte Etneo)

Families researched in these records include the following:

On July 31 is the Festa of San Ignazio di Loyola.

Links to sites with more about Piedimonte Etneo include:
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
Piedimonte Etneo Photos
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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