|The province of Catania
Milo (Zip Code 95010) is 228 Km. distant from Agrigento, 262 Km. from Caltanissetta, 36 Km. from Catania, which is the province it belongs to, 133 Km. from Enna, 84 Km. from Messina, 268 Km. from Palermo, 140 Km. from Ragusa, 94 Km. from Siracusa, 367 Km. from Trapani.
The municipality counts 1.117 inhabitants, its surface measures 1.824 hectares, and its population density counts 61 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises over a mountain area, 800 meters above the sea-level.
Photo © Affinità Elettive
The Town Hall is located in via Etnea, tel. ++39 95 955423 fax. ++39 095 955160. E-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
A charming agricultural suburb, Milo boasts a rich production of fruit, mushrooms, chestnuts, table and wine grapes, that can be tasted during the annual Exhibit/Market of Milo's wines, held in the month of September.
The S. Martino Fair is characteristic, as it exhibits the mushrooms and chestnuts every year in the month of November.
The name Milo derives from the Greek term Mylos, and the town was so called because of the presence of dark water streams, due to their flowing above layers of solidified lava.
The first inhabited center rose in 1300 by will of Giovanni d'Aragona, duke of Randazzo.
Throughout the years, the town has been threatened many times by the lava flows of mountain Etna, but was always spared.
Until 1923, it belonged to the jurisdiction of the nearby town of Giarre, and subsequently to the jurisdiction of the town of Sant'Alfio, until 1955, when it became an autonomous town.
Photo © Municipality of Milo
Particularly relevant from an architectural point of view is the Chiesa Madre, that presents forms that are characteristically neo-classical.
It is important to remember the name of the Sicilian sculptor Alfio Bonanno (1947-), who works in Copenaghen and is considered a master of the so-called "Land Art", in other words a type of sculpture that is based on the utilization of rocks and tree branches.