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Comune di Carini
Carini is located in Italy
Location of Carini in Italy
Coordinates: 38°8′N 13°11′E / 38.133°N 13.183°E / 38.133; 13.183Coordinates: 38°8′N 13°11′E / 38.133°N 13.183°E / 38.133; 13.183
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Palermo (PA)
Population (2012)
 • Total 38,000
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Carini (Latin:Hyccara) is a town and comune in the Province of Palermo, Sicily, 21 kilometres (13 mi) by rail west-northwest of Palermo. It has a population of 37,752.

On the coast are some ruins of the ancient Hyccara, the only Sican settlement (probably a fishing village) on the coast. It was stormed and taken by the Athenians in 415 BC, and the inhabitants, among them the famous courtesan Lais, sold as slaves. At La Grazia Christian catacombs have been found (Not. degli Scavi, 1899, 362).

Carini, both under that name and as denominated Hyccara and Hyccarum is a titular see of the Catholic Church.[1]

Tourism and retail[edit]

Tourism is an important part of the Carini government's strategy.. Carini's lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping but also on its possession of other ancient and modern attractions. Carini has one of the biggest shopping areas in Sicily called the Zona Industriale where more than ten big shopping centres can be found. The Zona Industriale attracts people from the surrounding areas and beyond, especially during weekends and the summer season. Carini has two shopping malls, including one of the sicily's largest shopping mall, centro commerciale Poseidon. The other shopping mall is called Portobello - le gallerie del risparmio .

Climate data for Carini
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 15,0 14,6 18,0 21,4 25,5 29,4 32,0 32,1 28,5 24,2 19,9 16,1 23,0
Average low °C (°F) 9,2 8,3 10,6 13,1 16,7 20,1 23,2 23,3 20,5 17,0 13,5 10,5 15,5
Precipitation mm (inches) 133,0 134,9 125,5 66,1 24,6 12,8 2,9 4,7 119,5 167,4 80,4 135,9 1007,7
Source: [ (UN)[2]

Main sights[edit]


  1. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), "Sedi titolari", p. 859
  2. ^ "Weather Information for carini". 

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