Donnalucata

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Donnalucata
Skyline of Donnalucata
Nickname(s): Ronnalucata
Location of Donnalucata (red dot) in Sicily
Location of Donnalucata (red dot) in Sicily
Coordinates: 36°45′51″N 14°38′27″E / 36.76417°N 14.64083°E / 36.76417; 14.64083Coordinates: 36°45′51″N 14°38′27″E / 36.76417°N 14.64083°E / 36.76417; 14.64083
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Ragusa
Founded 3rd century BC
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Postal codes 97010
Area code(s) 0932

Donnalucata is a small fishing village, a frazione of the commune of Scicli, in the province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. The village has a small fishing port and sandy beaches on either side of the harbour. The local economy is based on fishing, intensive agriculture in greenhouses and during the summer season, tourism.

The area has been inhabited since Greek and Phoenician times. during the Roman era it was called Cymbe.

Etymology[edit]

Donnalucata stems from the Arabic Ayn al-Awqat, which means the "fountain of the hours."[1] The name stems from the discovery by an Arab man of a spring in Donnalucata that only flowed five times a day at the same time as the Muslim prayers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angheli Zalapì (2004). Palaces of Sicily (illustrated ed.). Antique Collectors Club Limited. p. 266. ISBN 9788877432971. 
  2. ^ Francesco Flora (2003). Ritratto di un ventennio (reprint ed.). gioacchino nania. p. 27. ISBN 9788887630176. 

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