It is also said that the name Aniceto, or Anicito, was widespread in the Catania area and that the surname, still popular today, "Santonocito" derives from it. The lake was really large, think that it reached 15 meters deep, and had a perimeter of about 6 kilometers. Its characteristics made it suitable for hosting naval regattas and it is handed down that there were several disputed. The most spectacular of these took place shortly before his death, on September 8, 1654, on the occasion of the celebrations of the birth of the Madonna. It is April 15, 1669 when, after having already devastated numerous foothills, the lava approaches the countryside north-east of the city of Catania and the Anicito valley. From there, in a short time it reaches the beautiful lake of Nicito, filling it in just six hours.