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The town was founded in 1607 by Nicolo Galletti, on the site of a pre-existing hamlet. The name was chosen in honor of the Bishop of Taranto (Saint Cataldo is, in fact, the patron saint of Taranto).
At Vassallaggi, 5 km outside the town, there is a prehistoric Bronze Age settlement.
Of interest: "Descent from the Cross", a holy pageant performed on Good Friday.
Churches (Caltanissetta Diocese) include the following:
Families researched in these records include the following:
Links to other sites about San Cataldo include:
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.