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Graniti

 

Graniti
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Graniti (Zip Code 98036) is 212 km. distant from Agrigento, 104 km. from Caltanissetta, 72 km. from Catania, 159 km. from Enna, 56 km. from Messina, which province it belongs to, 293 km. from Palermo, 166 km. from Ragusa, 120 km. from Siracusa, 392 km. from Trapani.

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The pinewood

The municipality has 1.708 inhabitants and an area of 996 hectares for a population density of 171 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises on a hilly area and is 320 metres above sea-level.

The Town Hall is placed in via V. Veneto n.18, tel. ++39 0942-29005 fax. ++39 0942-29005.

Main economic activities are agriculture, breeding and handicraft. Products mostly cultivated are citrus fruit, olives, fruit.

Breedings present are cattle and sheep ones and beekeeping. Very good are local wines. Typical handicrafts are wood and iron works.

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Cathedral Church

The name of the little town derives from Sicilian Graniti, and means "granaries" and refers to the production of grain typical in this area. The centre was founded in the IX century by Arabs.

Later it has belonged to different feudatories: to Nicola Castagna in 1372 and to Giacomo Balsamo in 1498.

It has been under the governmental area of Taormina until 1639 and then it was acquired by the noble Mastrillo family.

Nearby the little town there is a splendid Nature Reserve of the Valley of the Alcàntara.

The best author of villotte, a typical form of Friuli poetry, seems to be just an writer coming from Graniti, Giovanni Calabrò (1892-1948) who taught for a long time in the schools in Friuli.

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Graniti

More famous sculptor coming from Graniti like Giuseppe Mazzullo (1913), Francesco Lo Giudice (1936) e Antonio Mannino (1946).

In June, typical is the traditional Sagra delle ciliegie in this tasting recipes with cherry like: syrup, marmellate, tart and much more.

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