Militello is a tiny village with ancient origins dating back to the Copper Age.
Militello has been inhabited since ancient times. The archaeological areas located close to the village display findings dating back to the Copper, Bronze Age and Iron Age, and from the Greek, Byzantine and Arabic periods. The current old town centre of Militello was founded by Normans who named the village with the Latin medieval word “Militellus”, which referred to the distribution of lands made by Count Roger I to members of his army. The most important monuments of the village are the Barresi-Branciforte Castle, built by Normans and completely destroyed by 1693 earthquake; the Church of San Benedetto Abate, erected in 1616, with one nave and three highly decorated chapels; the Mother Church of San Nicolò e del SS. Salvatore, built in 1721 on the ruins of the ancient Church dedicated to San Nicolò, with three naves and a Latin cross plan it holds amazing masterpieces made by some of the most important local artists in the 18th century; the Santuario Santa Maria della Stella, created in 1722, it displays impressive works of art made by the Tuscan artist Andrea della Robbia in the 15th century.
People live here:
Festa del SS Salvatore(18-25/08), holy festivity
Festa di Santa Maria della Stella(8/09), holy festivity
Sagra della Mostarda e del Fico d’India, (9 -11/10 and 16-18/10), food festival
How to get there:
Get on A19 Palermo-Catania, exit Sferro-Gerbini. Take SS 192 to Bivio Iannarello, continue on Catania-Gela and take SS 385 di Palagonia to Catania, exit Croce-Militello.
Get on A18/E45 to Strada Provinciale 16/SP16 in Lentini. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Strada Provinciale 16/SP16. Turn left onto Strada Statale 385/SS385 (signs for Caltagirone);Take Strada Provinciale 30/SP30 and Strada Provinciale 28i to Via Umberto I in Militello In Val di Catania.
Get on SS115 and take Strada Statale 514/SS514 to Strada Provinciale 28ii/SP28ii in Vizzini. Follow SP28ii to Via Umberto I in Militello In Val di Catania.
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Via Umberto I, 126
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Pizza e Pizzoli
Via Vittorio Emanuele, 144 Gravina, 95100 Militello in Val di Catania, Sicilia, Italia
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