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Zafferana Etnea (Catania Province) is 24 km from Catania, alt. 574 m, on the eastern side of Mt. Etna, area 76.1 sq km, with a population of over 7,700, post-code 95019, tel. 095. Economy: agriculture, tourism, timber.

The town spread around the Priory of San Giacomo, founded in 1387 in the upper part of the Valle del Bove, the point of confluence of the lava streams from Tena's Eastern craters which frequently have destroyed the town, which has always been rebuilt. It is now a summer resort with the spectacular landscapes toward both the mountain and the sea.

The Second Sunday in August is the Festa of Madonna della Provvidenza. There is a festival of grapes, bottled fruit, mushrooms, honey, wine and chestnuts in October.

Churches (Catania Diocese) include the following:
Maria SS. della Provvidenza (Chiesa Madre)
Maria SS. del Rosario (Fleri suburb)
S. Giuseppe (Pisano Etneo suburb)
S. Vincenzo Ferreri (Sarro suburb)

Links to sites with more about Zafferana Etnea 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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