Militello in Val di Catania
|Comune di Militello in Val di Catania|
|Metropolitan city||Catania (CT)|
|• Mayor||Giovanni Burtone|
|• Total||62.2 km2 (24.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||413 m (1,355 ft)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Santissimo Salvatore and Santa Maria della Stella|
|Saint day||August 18 and September 8|
|Part of||Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily)|
|Inscription||2002 (26th Session)|
|Area||1.43 ha (154,000 sq ft)|
|Buffer zone||27.48 ha (2,958,000 sq ft)|
Militello in Val di Catania (Sicilian: Militeḍḍu) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Catania in the Italian region Sicily, located about 160 kilometres (99 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Catania, on the last slopes of the Hyblaean Mountains. It has a railway station on the line Catania-Gela. It is a member of the I Borghi più belli d'Italia ("The most beautiful villages of Italy") association.
Despite remains of prehistorical settlements and legends of a Roman foundation, the first mention of Militello dates from 1000 AD, when it became a marquisate under the Cammarana.[clarification needed]
The golden age of Militello was during the early 17th century, under the government of Prince Francesco Branciforte. The city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1693, but the subsequent restoration added numerous architectural and artistic works of art.
This section is written like a travel guide. (January 2022)
- Mother Church of San Nicolò and Santissimo Salvatore (18th century)
- Santa Maria la Vetere, with a 1506 portal by Antonello Gagini
- Madonna della Catena (17th century), with a 16th-century niche
- Abbey of San Benedetto (17th century)
- Sant'Antonio da Padova, with a bell tower from 1719
- Santa Maria della Stella (18th century)
- Santissimi Angeli Custodi late 18th century, with a precious ceramics pavement
- Barresi Branciforte Castle, with the Fountain of the Nymph Zizza (17th century)
- Palazzo Baldanza-Denaro (17th century)
- Palazzo Niceforo (18th century)
- Palazzo Baldanza (19th century)
- Palazzo Majorana della Nicchiara
- Palazzo Tineo
- Palazzo Reburdone
- Palazzo Reina
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- "Sicilia" (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2023.