Cassibile (village)

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Cassibile
Frazione
Village church
Village church
Cassibile is located in Italy
Cassibile
Cassibile
Location of Cassibile in Italy
Coordinates: 36°58′35″N 15°11′51″E / 36.97639°N 15.19750°E / 36.97639; 15.19750Coordinates: 36°58′35″N 15°11′51″E / 36.97639°N 15.19750°E / 36.97639; 15.19750
Country  Italy
Region  Sicily
Province Syracuse
Comune Syracuse
Elevation 53 m (174 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 5,800
Demonym Cassibilesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 96010
Dialing code 0931
Website Official website

Cassibile (Sicilian: Cassìbbili) is an Italian village and civil parish (frazione) of the city and municipality (comune) of Syracuse (Siracusa), in Sicily.[1] As of 2006 its population was of 5,800.

History[edit]

In 1797 the Bourbons conceded the territory, together with the title of Marquis, to Silvestro Loffredo. In 1850, he started the construction of the rural village, which was completed by his son Gaetano, who in 1870 built the church of the Holy Family.

During the Second World War the village became famous as the location of the armistice between Italy and Allied armed forces (also known as the Armistice of Cassibile), signed on September 3 and publicly declared on September 8, 1943.[2]

Geography[edit]

Cassibile is located 18 km in south of Syracuse and close to the village of Fontane Bianche (i.e. White Fountains), by the Mediterranean Sea, built as the sea resort of Cassibile in 1960s. It is 12 km far from Avola and 21 from Noto.

Few km in west of the village it flows the same-named river, that includes a Natural Reserve on its course.

Transport[edit]

The A18, a partially built motorway that will link Messina and Gela through Catania, Syracuse and Ragusa; serves the locality. Cassibile counts also a minor railway station on the Syracuse-Gela-Canicattì line (to Agrigento and Caltanissetta), few km far from Syracuse main station.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Cassibile at Wikimedia Commons