Comune

San Cono

San Cono, (Catania)
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. A major festival in San Cono is the Sagra del Ficodindia (which translates to the Festival of the Prickly Pears), held on the first Sunday in October each year.HistoryThe 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.Main sightsThe 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.External linksSan Cono

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