Licodia Eubea (CT)
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Licodia Eubea (Catania Province) is 68 km from Catania, alt. 600 m in the northwest sector of the Hyblaean Mountains, on the the upper valley of the River Dirillo, area 111.7 sq km, pop. over 3,100, post-code 95040, tel. 0933. Economy: agriculture, animal breeding.
The name Eubea comes from the ancient city of Euboea, a colony of Leontinoi (650 BC), which was situated in the territory of the modern comune. In the Middle Ages, the town developed around the castle, which already existed in the 12th century and belonged, with the fief, to the Filangeris, the Santapaus, and the Russos.
Licodia was seriously damaged by the earthquake in 1693 and rebuilt in the same locality.
Of interest is the Town Hall (18th century)
Families we've researched in these records include the following:
Churches (Caltagirone Diocese) include the following:
On July 20 is the Festa of Santa Margherita. Celebration the week of Easter. There is a festival of local grains here in December.
Links to learn more about Licodia Eubea include:
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