Floridia

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Not to be confused with Florida.
Floridia
Comune
Comune di Floridia
Floridia is located in Italy
Floridia
Floridia
Location of Floridia in Italy
Coordinates: 37°05′N 15°09′E / 37.083°N 15.150°E / 37.083; 15.150Coordinates: 37°05′N 15°09′E / 37.083°N 15.150°E / 37.083; 15.150
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Syracuse (SR)
Government
 • Mayor Orazio Scalorino (PD)
Area
 • Total 26.22 km2 (10.12 sq mi)
Elevation 111 m (364 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total 21,406
 • Density 820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym Floridiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 96014
Dialing code 0931
Patron saint SS. Maria Immacolata
Saint day December 8
Website Official website

Floridia (Sicilian: Ciuriddia) is a town and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily (Italy).

Geography[edit]

Floridia lies 12 km west of Syracuse. Its principal industries are agriculture, livestock, and manufacturing.

Neighboring communities are Canicattini Bagni, Palazzolo Acreide, Syracuse, and Solarino.

History[edit]

Floridia was founded in 1628.

Main sights[edit]

Floridia's streets are laid out in an even, rectangular grid pattern. The main landmarks are:

  • Chiesa Madre S. Bartolomeo Apostolo
  • Chiesa di S. Antonio
  • Chiesa di S. Anna
  • Chiesa del Carmine, whose façade was greatly damaged by the earthquake of 1908, but has since been restored
  • Chiesa della Madonna delle Grazie, erected by the Spanish after their victory over the Austrians
  • Chiesa di S. Francesco
  • Cava di Spampinato, a rock formation of crevices and caves that were created by erosion

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.