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Valverde (Catania Province) is a town (formerly a suburb of Aci Sant'Antonio) is 11 km from Catania, alt. 305 m, on the southeastern slopes of Mt. Etna, not far from the Ionian coast, area 5.5 sq km, a population of over 6,200, post-code 95028, tel. 095. Economy: agriculture.

This town developed around the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Valverde (12th century) after two miracles occurred a the site.

Of interest is the Palazzo Riggio (1775).

Churches (Acireale Diocese) include:
Santa Maria di Valverde (Chiesa Madre, 1696)
Santa Maria delle Grazie (Maugeri - suburb of Valverde)

Families researched in those records include the following:
di Grazia

The Last Sunday in August is the Festa of Madonna di Valverde.

Links to sites with more about Valverde 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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