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San Cono (Catania Province) is 97 km from Catania, alt. 525 m, on the south Monti Erei, on the slopes of Monte San Marco, area 6.6 sq km. Its population is just over 3,700, post-code 95040, tel. 0933. Economy: agriculture (prickly pears) and stock farming.

This little town is on the border of the provinces of Catania, Enna, and Caltanissetta. It was founded in 1785 by the noble family Trigona della Floresta.

Churches (Caltagirone Diocese) include the following:
Santa Maria delle Grazie (Chiesa Madre)

The 2nd Sunday in May is the Festa of San Cono. There is a festival of cactus fruit in October.

The history of Italy is reflected in the records and festivals of its towns.

Links to sites with more about San Cono include:
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
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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