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Militello in Val di Catania, Province of Catania, Sicilia

It is situated in the north-eastern border of the Hyblean mountains, and most of the architecture of the houses is Baroque.

Info

  • Population: about 8000 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 95043
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 095

History

In the 17th century the town experienced an economic bloom, thanks to the powerful Barresi and Branciforte families. In 1693, the city was destroyed by an earthquake, and was reconstructed in the eastern style.

What to see

  • Street Umberto
  • The Monastery and the Church of San Benedetto
  • The Musem of San Nicolò
  • The Museum in Santa Maria La Stella
  • The parish Church.