Aci Sant'Antonio

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Aci Sant'Antonio
Comune di Aci Sant'Antonio
Chiesa Madre and Piazza Maggiore, Aci Sant'Antonio
Chiesa Madre and Piazza Maggiore, Aci Sant'Antonio
Aci Sant'Antonio is located in Italy
Aci Sant'Antonio
Aci Sant'Antonio
Location of Aci Sant'Antonio in Italy
Coordinates: 37°36′N 15°7′E / 37.600°N 15.117°E / 37.600; 15.117
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Catania (CT)
Frazioni S.Maria La Stella, Monterosso Etneo, Lavinaio, Lavina
 • Mayor Santo Orazio Caruso
 • Total 14.3 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
Elevation 302 m (991 ft)
Population (31 July 2016[1])
 • Total 18,054
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santantonesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95025
Dialing code 095
Patron saint St. Anthony Abbot
Saint day 17 January
Website Official website

Aci Sant'Antonio (Sicilian: Jaci Sant'Antoniu) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region of Sicily, located about 160 kilometres (99 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 10 kilometres (6 mi) northeast of Catania.

A personage from the Presepe degli Antichi Mestiere of Santa Maria La Stella, 2005

The frazione of Santa Maria La Stella is home to an annual Presepe degli Antichi Mestiere, which is a presepe vivente or animated crib that is presented every Christmas by the parish and visited by many people from all over Sicily.


  1. ^ Data from Istat

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