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Vittoria (Ragusa Province) is 25 km from Ragusa, alt. 168 m, in the southwestern Monti Iblei, on the right of the River Ippari, area 181.3 sq km, pop. 57,259, post-code 97019, tel. 0932. Economy: Vittoria has long been a wine-producing center of primary importance. The cultivation in greenhouses of various horticultural produce has given the town considerable new economic benefits.

The town was founded in 1607 by a woman of great nobility who gave it its name: Vittoria Colonna, daughter of the viceroy Marcantonnio Colonna and wife of Luigi III Enrinquez, Count of Modica. Vittoria never changed hands, remaining at all times a fief of the Counts of Modica.

In 1693 the little town was seriously damaged by the earthquake and soon afterwards rebuilt. Its fertile soil has always brought the town good fortune and wealth.

Of interest: The Town Theater, built in neoclassical style between 1869 and 1877

Churches (Ragusa Diocese) include the following:

Angelo Custode
Anime Sante del Purgatorio
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie (founded in 1612, historic)
Gesu' Maestro
Madonna Assunta
Madonna della Salute
Madonna delle LaCrime
Regina Pacis
S. Andrea Apostolo
S. Domenico Savio
S. Francesco di Paola
S. Giovanni Battista
S. Giovanni Bosco
S. Giuseppe
S. Maria Goretti
S. Maria Maddalena
S. Massiliano Kolbe
Sacro Cuore di Gesu'
Spirito Santo
SS. Rosario
S. Maria di Portosalvo (Scoglitti - suburb of Vittoria)

Families researched in these records include the following:


Links to other sites about Vittoria include:

Sicilian Net
Sicily Web
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes

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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