Acireale

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Acireale

(ä'chērāä`lā), city (1991 pop. 46,199), E Sicily, Italy. Beautifully situated on a volcanic plateau near Mt. Etna and near the Ionian Sea, Acireale has been frequented since Roman times for its warm sulfur springs and today is also a commercial center. The city was damaged by earthquakes in 1169 and 1693. It produces mineral water, wine, textiles and leather goods.
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For even when coming into slight contact with the outer, vapory shreds of the jet, which will often happen, your skin will feverishly smart, from the acridness of the thing so touching it.