The Dittaino is a river of central Sicily
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 which rises in the Heraean Mountains, not far from the modern towns of Gangi and Enna
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. It has a length of 105 km.

After flowing through the territory of Assoro
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, where its tutelary divinity was worshipped with peculiar honors during the Greek civilization, and afterwards through that of Agira
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, it joins the Simeto
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 in the plain of Catania
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, about 30 km from its mouth.

The hydronym

The modern name is the Sicilian version of Arab vocable Wādī al-tīn, namely "The River of Sandstone".
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