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Floridia (Siracusa Province) is 13 km from Siracusa, alt. 111m, on the east face of the Hyblaean Mountains, area 26.2 sq km, pop. 20,346, post-code 96014, tel. 0931. Economy: Agriculture, cattle breeding, food and cement industries.

Founded in 1628 by Baron Lucio Bonanno Colonna on the site of a medieval hamlet, it subsequently belongs with its fief to the Grifeos, Princes of Partanna.

Churches (Siracusa Diocese) include the following:

S. Bartolomeo Apostolo (Chiesa Madre)
Chiesa della Madonna delle Grazie (1720, historic)
Maria SS. del Carmelo (18th century)
S. Francesco D'Assisi
S. Giovanni Bosco
S. Lucia Vergine e Martire

Families researched in these records include the following:


Links to other sites about Floridia include:

Sicilian Net
Sicily Web
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes

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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