Castiglione di Sicilia

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Castiglione di Sicilia
Comune
Comune di Castiglione di Sicilia
Piazza Lauria
Piazza Lauria
Castiglione di Sicilia is located in Italy
Castiglione di Sicilia
Castiglione di Sicilia
Location of Castiglione di Sicilia in Italy
Coordinates: 37°53′N 15°7′E / 37.883°N 15.117°E / 37.883; 15.117Coordinates: 37°53′N 15°7′E / 37.883°N 15.117°E / 37.883; 15.117
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Province of Catania (CT)
Frazioni Gravà, Mitogio, Passopisciaro, Rovittello, Solicchiata, Verzella, Castrorai
Area
 • Total 120.5 km2 (46.5 sq mi)
Elevation 621 m (2,037 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 3,574
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Demonym Castiglionesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95012
Dialing code 0942
Website Official website

Castiglione di Sicilia (Sicilian: Castigghiuni di Sicilia) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Catania in Sicily.

Geography[edit]

Castiglione di Sicilia lies about 160 kilometres (99 mi) east of Palermo and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Catania. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,574 and an area of 120.5 square kilometres (46.5 sq mi).[1] It borders the following municipalities: Adrano, Belpasso, Biancavilla, Bronte, Calatabiano, Francavilla di Sicilia, Gaggi, Graniti, Linguaglossa, Maletto, Malvagna, Mojo Alcantara, Motta Camastra, Nicolosi, Piedimonte Etneo, Randazzo, Roccella Valdemone, Sant'Alfio, Taormina, Zafferana Etnea.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Gravà, Mitogio, Passopisciaro, Rovittello, Solicchiata, Verzella and Castrorai.

Gravà[edit]

Mitogio[edit]

Passopisciaro[edit]

Passopisciaro is situated 12 kilometres (7 mi) from Castiglione di Sicilia, at 645 metres (2,116 ft) above sea level on the northern slopes of Mt. Etna. Nowadays Passopisciaro has a population of about 500 but in years gone by the population was as high as 1,500 people. The village can be reached by taking the SS120 Roman road from Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, or by the Circumetnea Railway. Passopisciaro's main industry is wine making, vineyards can be found scattered throughout the entire region.

Rovittello[edit]

Solicchiata[edit]

Verzella[edit]

Castrorari[edit]

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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