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The province of Ragusa

Vittoria

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Photo © Comune.vittoria.rg.it

Vittoria (Zip Code 97019) is 110 Km. distant from Agrigento, 117 Km. from Caltanissetta, 131 Km. from Catania, 113 Km. from Enna, 227 Km. from Messina, 249 Km. from Palermo, 27 Km. from Ragusa, that is the province it belongs to, 108 Km. from Siracusa, 283 Km. from Trapani.

Photo © Affinità Elettive Di Vita House - Settecase

The municipality has 58.909 inhabitants, its surface measures 18.134 hectares and its population density counts 325 inhabitants per square kilometre.

It rises along the coast on  a hilly area, 168 metres above the sea-level.

The Town Hall is located in via Nino Bixio n. 34, tel. ++39 0932-862606 fax. ++39 0932-862545, toll free number 800251766 (only for italian residence).

E-mail address is: info@comune.vittoria.rg.it.

It is mainly an agriculture-craft centre. The main cultivations are: vegetables, olives, grapes, citrus fruits, almonds, wheat and hothouse flowers. The handicraft is characterized by the production of typical Sicilian carts.

Photo © Affinità Elettive The Communal Theatre

In 1607 the town took its name from its founder's name, the countess of Modica Vittoria Colonna, Marcantonio Colonna's daughter, viceroy of Sicily.

Under the control of the counts of Modica, Vittoria increased both economically and demographically: many buildings were made and many people came from the nearby villages.

The urban core rose around the castle and the Mother Church; after the earthquake in 1693 the town was enlarged and this process is still continuing today.

Photo © Affinità Elettive Rizza House

Amongst the most important monuments we mention the Communal Theatre built in Neo-classical style in the 19th century, the church of S. Maria delle Grazie (originally built in the 17th century and later rebuilt in the 18th century), the Mother Church (17th century) with its annexed oratory of the Crucifix.

Vittoria is one of the main wine production centres of Sicily; this can easily be deduced from the the famous Sicilian expression "Bianco di Alcamo e Cesaruolo di Vittoria": Cesaruolo is actually the name of a typical wine from this area.