|Regions in Italy Sicily Province of Ragusa Comiso|
Province of Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
Comiso is an ancient town located on the slopes of the Monti Iblei.
Altitude: 209 m a.s.l -- Population: about 29,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 97013 -- Phone Area Code: 0932 -- Frazioni & Località: Pedalino, Quaglio
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In the hills around Comiso there are traces of paleolitic and neolitic settlements, and the area known today as Cozzo dŽApollo was probably the mythical Kasmenai, a Greek town founded by the Syracusans in 643 BC mentioned as lying between Kamarina and Akrai, whose actual site is however still to be identified.
Under Byzanthine rule the town was called Comicium, then it was conquered by the Saracens and another ethimology refers to the arabic word for "confiscation". From 1453 to 1812 it was a a fiefdom of the Naselli family, who built the castle. In 1693 an ominous earthquake destroyed almost all the houses, and left only the churches of SS. Annunziata and San Biagio.
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