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Santa Croce Camerina (Ragusa Province) is 24 km from Ragusa, alt. 87 m, in the southernmost limits of the Monti Iblei, near the coast of the Strait of Sicily. Area 40.76 sq km, pop. 8,024, post-code 97017, tel. 0932. Agricultural economy: greenhouse horticulture.

Its territory includes the ruins of the ancient Camarina.

The modern town was founded in 1598 by Giovanbattista Celestri, Marquis of Santa Croce, on the site of a pre-existing 15th century hamlet.

Of interest: Palazzo Bice, Palazzo Celestri Sant'Elia, Palazzo Vitale-Ciarcia

Churches (Ragusa Diocese) include the following:

S. Giovanni Battista (Chiesa Madre, 18th century)

Links to other sites about Santa Croce Camerina include:

Ancient Sicily
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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