Casalvecchio Siculo

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Casalvecchio Siculo
Comune
Comune di Casalvecchio Siculo
Panorama Casalvecchio con Etna.jpg
Coat of arms of Casalvecchio Siculo
Coat of arms
Casalvecchio Siculo is located in Italy
Casalvecchio Siculo
Casalvecchio Siculo
Location of Casalvecchio Siculo in Italy
Coordinates: 37°57′N 15°19′E / 37.950°N 15.317°E / 37.950; 15.317
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Messina (ME)
Frazioni Contura, Fadarechi, Misitano, Mitta, Paratore, Passo Carrera, Pietrabianca, Pietrabianca Inferiore, Rafale, Rimiti, San Carlo, San Pietro
Government
 • Mayor Onofrio Rigano
Area
 • Total 33.4 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
Elevation 370 m (1,210 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 1,074
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Demonym Casalvetini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 98032
Dialing code 0942

Casalvecchio Siculo (Sicilian: Casalvecchiu Sìculu) is a comune (municipality) in the province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 170 kilometres (110 mi) east of Palermo and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Messina.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of Santi Pietro e Paolo d'Agrò, one of the most important structures in the Agrò river valley and in the province of Messina. The current structure was built by Roger II of Sicily in 1117 and remade in 1172. It is characterized by a mix of Byzantine, Arab and Norman styles. The exterior appearance resembles that of a fortress, with two towers flanking the facade. The interior has a nave and two aisles.
  • Mother church, also dating 1117 but totally rebuilt in the 17th century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute ISTAT.