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San Gregorio di Catania (CT)

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San Gregorio di Catania (Catania Province) is 8 km from Catania, alt. 321 m, on the southeastern slopes of Etna, area 5.6 sq km. Its population is just over 9,700, post-code 95027, tel. 095. Economy: agriculture.

This town was purchased with others by the Counts of Massa in 1646 in a territory that was inhabited in Norman times, if not before.

On September 3 is the Festa of San Gregorio.

Churches (Catania Diocese) include the following:
Santa Maria degli Ammalati (Chiesa Madre)
Chiesa dell'Immacolata (11th century, rebuilt in 17th century)
S. Antonio Abate a Cerza

Links to sites with more about San Gregorio di Catania 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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