Gravina di Catania (CT)
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Gravina di Catania (Catania Province) is 8 km from Catania, alt. 355 m, on the south slopes of Etna, area 5.04 sq km, pop. over 27,300, post-code 95030, tel. 095. Economy: agriculture; pumice stone, lava and gravel quarries.
An ancient settlement, raised to a Principality of the Valguarnera family in 1646; its present-day name comes from the Gravina family, who for centuries were the feudal lords of the town. The full name of Gravina di Catania, is to distinguish it from Gravina in Puglia.
Churches (Catania Diocese) include the following:
On June 13 is the Festa of Sant'Antonio di Padova. There is a Festival of Craftsmen here in October.
Some links to learn more about Gravina di Catania include:
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