The town of San Cataldo has a history of occupation dating back to ancient settlements, although the present town dates from the early 17th century.


Our 2013 Holiday

In Sicily


San Cataldo is a Sicilian town situated on a hill in the province of Caltanissetta in the southwestern part of the island of Sicily and was the hometown of my maternal grandmother, Maddalena, and her mother Anna.

A festival of some sort, Sicilians are noted for their religious festivals, was being held the day we visited San Cataldo, with music and all sorts of excitement. The Mother Church in San Cataldo, or Chiesa Madre, was built around 1633 in the heart of the town.


Religious niches in the walls are very common throughout Sicily, as is some very steep city streets and both photographs below are from San Cataldo.

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Links to Our 2013 Holiday in Sicily

Our first view of Sicily
Mount Etna
More of Mount Etna
The mountain town of Randazzo
More mountain towns
The old town of Siracusa
The Fountain of Diane
The Cathedral of Syracuse
Strolling around old town
The Greek Theatre in Syracuse
Villa Romano del Casale
More of San Cataldo
Valley of the Temples
More Valley of the Temples
Wandering north to Palermo
Palermo Cathedral
Capo Street Market in Palermo
Four Corners & Piazza Pretoria
The Fountain of Shame
Caccamo Castle
The Town of Caccamo
Food Court, Sicilian Style
Palermo Harbor
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