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Santa Maria di Licodia (Catania Province) is 28 km from Catania, alt. 442 m, on the southwestern slopes of Etna, area 26.2 sq km. Its population is just over 7,100, post-code 95038, tel. 095. Economy: agriculture.

This town grew around the Benedictine Abbey build in 1160 by Simon, Count of Policastro and nephew of King Roger.

Of interest is the Municipio, housed in the old abbey (rebuilt in 1648). The Fontana del Cherubino dates to 1757. Outside of town are the remains of a Roman aqueduct which carried water to the city of Catania.

Last Sunday in August is the Festa of San Giuseppe.

Churches (Catania Diocese) include the following:
Santissimo Crocifisso (Chiesa Madre)
Santa Maria del Carmelo

Families researched in these records include the following:

Links to sites with more about Santa Maria di Licodia 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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