Pozzallo

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Pozzallo
Comune
Comune di Pozzallo
Pozzallo is located in Italy
Pozzallo
Pozzallo
Location of Pozzallo in Italy
Coordinates: 36°44′N 14°51′E / 36.733°N 14.850°E / 36.733; 14.850Coordinates: 36°44′N 14°51′E / 36.733°N 14.850°E / 36.733; 14.850
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Ragusa (RG)
Area
 • Total 14.94 km2 (5.77 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (December 31, 2007)[1]
 • Total 18,730
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Demonym Pozzallesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 97016
Dialing code 0932
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day June 24
Website Official website

Pozzallo (Sicilian: Puzzaddu) is a town and comune in the province of Ragusa, Sicily, Italy. Four beaches in Pozzallo have received the Blue Flag award by the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education), a prestigious award given to beaches which meet strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services. Only eight beaches in Sicily have received the Blue Flag, including the four located in Pozzallo.[1].

Pozzallo is a popular location to visit over the summer. It attracts many tourists from all over the world including: America, France, Germany, and Australia. The best time to go to Pozzallo is during Ferr'Agosto; which is during the 2nd-3rd week of August. This is a time where everyone sleeps on the beaches of Pozzallo over night; they camp out and have bon fires. People have little parties on the beach during this period of time as well.

The 15th century tower Cabrera in Pozzallo

It is also a major port which creates the link between Sicily and Malta (about 90 minutes on high speed ferry) for passengers on a catamaran service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)