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Calatabiano (Catania Province) is a town on the northeastern slopes of Mt. Etna 44 km from Catania, alt. 60 m, on the River Alcantara, area 26.3 sq. km. It has a population of over 5,800, post-code 95011, tel. 095. Economy is agricural: Citrus fruits and derived products, medlars.
The town developed around the Castle, probably Arab in origin because the name of the town in Arabic is "castle of Biano". It was an important strategic position dominating the valleys. The castle was altered by the Normans, Swabians, and others.
Churches (Acireale Diocese) include the following:
On May 22 (3rd Saturday and Sunday) is the Festa of San Filippo Siriaco.
Families researched in these records include the following:
Links to learn more about Calatabiano include:
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