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The province of Catania

Pedara

 

Veduta panoramica di Pedara
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Pedara (Zip Code 95030) is 211 Km. distant from Agrigento, 126 Km. from Caltanissetta, 14 Km. from Catania, which is the province it belongs to, 91 Km. from Enna, 90 Km. from Messina, 261 Km. from Palermo, 118 Km. from Ragusa, 72 Km. from Siracusa, 360 Km. from Trapani.

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Chiesa della Madonna delle Grazie

The municipality counts 9.545 inhabitants, its surface measures 1.917 hectares, and its population density counts 498 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises over a coastal hilly area, 610 meters above the sea-level.

The Town Hall is located in piazza Don Bosco n. 1, tel. ++39 095-7028111 fax. ++39 095-7028112. E-mail address is: segreteria@comune.pedara.ct.it.

A charming agricultural town, Pedara boasts a rich production of wine grapes, fruit, and chestnuts. The important Parco Nazionale Naturalistico dell'Etna

The name Pedara derives from the Latin term Lapidaria, that means "pietrosa" (stony) because the town rises over a land of lava-stone.

The first inhabited center rose during the Greek era, and it belonged to the jurisdiction of Catania's Senate until 1654.

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Chiesa Maria della Stella

In 1693, it was destroyed by a terrible earthquake, and it was rebuilt thanks to don Diego Pappalardo, an architect and Knight from Malta.

The suburb was a dominion of the Di Giovanni family, and subsequently passed to the noble Alliata family from Villafranca, who possessed it until the abolition of the feudal rights.

Architecturally interesting is the Chiesa Madre, completed in 1705, preserving a typical quadrangular bell-tower with a conic dome, the Chiesa della Madonna delle Grazie and the Chiesa Maria della Stella.

Some of Pedara's most famous citizens were the literary critic Alfio Tomaselli (1871-1954), and Giuseppina Faro (1847-1871), who in 1867 generously put herself at the service of cholera patients.

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