San Cono, Sicily
|Comune di San Cono|
|San Cono within the Province of Catania
San Cono within the Province of Catania
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|Province / Metropolitan city||Catania (CT)|
|• Total||6.56 km2 (2.53 sq mi)|
|Elevation||525 m (1,722 ft)|
|• Density||450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||San Cono Abate|
San Cono (Sicilian: Santu Conu) is a small village and comune in the province of Catania on the island of Sicily in the country of Italy. It is an agricultural community, and is known particularly for its production of prickly pears.
The town was named San Cono in 1785 by its founder, the Duke Trigonia. In 1883, the territory was divided into several parts and rented to the town's inhabitants. The town belonged to the Trigonia family until the abolition of feudal rights.
Located in the south-eastern corner of the province, close to the provinces of Caltanissetta and Ennna, San Cono borders with the municipalities of Mazzarino (CL), Piazza Armerina (EN) and San Michele di Ganzaria.
The Monument to the Fallen is situated in the centre of the public square. It was constructed between 1967 and 1968 to commemorate those who lost their lives in the world wars. Chiesa Madre is the town's oldest church, presumably dating back to the 18th century. The altar has a statue of Saint Cono, and the Trigonia coat of arms carved into the sides. The church's ceiling features paintings representing the life of the saint.
The patronal feast of St. Cono Abbate is held on the second Sunday of May. A major festival in San Cono is the "Sagra del Fico d'India" (which translates to the Festival of the Prickly Pears), held on the first Sunday in October each year.
Media related to San Cono at Wikimedia Commons
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