Santa Maria di Licodia is a tiny village rich in history and traditions where you can spend a relaxing holiday with your family.
The origin of the name Santa Maria di Licodia derives from the Benedictine monastery built in the area in the 12th century. As most of the nearby villages, this charming little town was inhabited by Siculi, Greeks, Romans, Byzantine, Arabs and Normans. The current old town centre was founded in 1143 by Simone del Vasto. Later in 1205 the Monastery became an Abbey including an impressive library where monks wrote the “Benedictine constitution” using Sicilian language.
The village has two charming holy places, the Church of Maria del Carmine which has one nave with six altars displaying a majestic Baroque style and the Mother Church of Crocifisso, built in 1143 by Byzantine, is the oldest building of the village.
People live here:
Licodia in Festa (27-28/06)traditional festival
Festa di San Giuseppe (19/03) holy festivity
How to get there:
Get on SS121-SS284 Catania-Adrano exit S. Maria di Licodia.
The nearest airport is Fontanarossa International Catania Aiport
Get the regional trains from Ferrovia Circumetnea, stop S. Maria di Licodia
Bus line FCE and Interbus.
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