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Scordia (Catania Province) is 37 km from Catania, alt. 150 m, in the northern foothills of the Hyblaean mountains, on the southern edge of the Plain of Catania, area 24.3 sq km. The population is just over 17,000, post-code 95048, tel. 095. Economy: agriculture and citrus fruit processing.

The town was founded in 1628 by Prince Antonio Branciforte in a territory inhabited in prehistory and in Roman times, and had been a fief of Virgilio Scordia.

Of interest is the Palazzo del Principe.

Churches (Caltagirone Diocese) include the following:
San Rocco (Chiesa Madre, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693)
San Domenico Savio
San Giuseppe
Santa Maria Maggiore

Families researched in these records include the following:

On August 16 is the Festa of San Rocco.

Links to sites with more about Scordia include:
Catania Provincia
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Scordia Photos
Sicilian Net
Sicily Web

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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