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Rosolini (Siracusa Province) is 48 km from Siracusa, alt. 154 m, on the southeast extremities of the Hyblaean Mountains, between the natural caves Grande and Sardina, area 76.2 sq km, pop. 21,175, post-code 96019, tel. 0931. Economy: agriculture, stock-breeding, small resin and carpentry industries.

A town in feudal times, and a settlement in the late Imperial Roman and Byzantine ages, in the 15th century it was a fief of the Platamones, and in the 18th of the Moncadas, who in 1713 founded the modern town.

Of interest: Palazzo dei Platamone, 1668; About 2 km from the town, on a mountainous crag, traces have been found of a Sicel settlement; A Bronze Age Necropolis with some Christian catacombs.

Churches (Noto Diocese) include the following:

S. Giuseppe (Chiesa Madre, 18th century)
Cuore Immacolato Di Maria
Madonna Di Fatima
S. Caterina Da Siena
S. Corrado
Sacra Famiglia
SS. Crocifisso
SS. Salvatore

Links to other sites about Rosolini 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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