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Aidone (Enna Province) is 35 km from Enna, alt. 800 m, in the Monti Erei, in the basin of the River Gornalunga, area 209.9 sq km, pop. 7,350, post-code 94010, tel. 0935. Agricultural economy.

This little town possibly began to develop in the 12th century around the Castle and the Priory of Santa Maria la Cava. It flourished under the Normans, the Swabians and the Aragonese.

Of interest: Gresti Castle; the nearby archeological site, Morgantina; and Regional Archeological Museum.

Churches (Piazza Armerina Diocese) include the following:

S. Lorenzo Martire (Chiesa Madre)
Santa Maria la Cava (In 1134 or the 14th century)
Maria SS. di Lourdes
San Domenico (15th century)

Links to other sites about Aidone include:
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
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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