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Melilli (Siracusa Province) is 22 km from Siracusa alt. 310 m, in the eastern Hyblaean Mountains, on a highland in the northern extremeties of the Monti Climiti, area 136.1 sq km, pop. 12,234, post-code 96010, tel. 0931. Economy: agriculture, construction companies, stone quarries.

The town has been the subject of heated arguments because of the pollution caused by the nearby chemical plant at Priolo.

It was also heavily bombed during the last war.

In feudal times Melilli belonged to the County of Augusta and with its castle in controlled the road from Augusta to Siracusa.

Churches (Siracusa Diocese) include the following:

San Nicolo' (Chiesa Madre, 1200)
San Antonio Abate
San Bartolomeo Apostolo
San Sebastiano (1751)
S. Michele Arcangelo (Villasmundo - suburb of Melilli)

Links to other sites about Melilli 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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