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Santa Venerina (Catania Province) is 24 km from Catania, alt. 337 m, on the eastern slopes of Etna, in the Valle del Bove, on the bank of the River Fago, area 18.8 sq km. Its population is just over 7,200, post-code 95010, tel. 095. Economy: agriculture, alcoholic spirits and liqueurs.

This town grew from a town near the well of St. Venera from which it derived its name.

Of interest is a 6th century paleochristian temple in the suburb of Dagala del Re.

On July 26 is the Festa of Santa Venera.

Churches (Acireale Diocese and Catania Diocese) include the following:
Santa Venera (Chiesa Madre)
Sacro Cuore di Gesu
S. Maria del Carmelo (Bongiardo - suburb of Santa Venerina)
Maria SS. del Rosario (Cosentini - suburb of Santa Venerina)
Maria SS. Immacolata (Dagala del Re - suburb of Santa Venerina)
Santa Maria del Lume (Linera - suburb of Santa Venerina)
Maria Vergine della Catena (Maria Vergine - suburb of Santa Venerina)
San Mauro Abate (Monacella - suburb of Santa Venerina)

Links to sites with more about Santa Venerina include:
Catania Provincia
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Santa Venerina Photos
Sicily Web
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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