Saracena

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Saracena
Comune
Comune di Saracena
View of Saracena from Lungro
View of Saracena from Lungro
Saracena is located in Italy
Saracena
Saracena
Location of Saracena in Italy
Coordinates: 39°46′N 16°9′E / 39.767°N 16.150°E / 39.767; 16.150Coordinates: 39°46′N 16°9′E / 39.767°N 16.150°E / 39.767; 16.150
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Cosenza (CS)
Frazioni Zoccalia
Area
 • Total 111.51 km2 (43.05 sq mi)
Elevation 606 m (1,988 ft)
Population
 • Total 4,082
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Demonym Saracenari
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87010
Dialing code 0981
Patron saint San Leone
Saint day 19 February
Website Official website

Saracena (Greek: Sarakine) is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. The town is bordered by Altomonte, Castrovillari, Firmo, Lungro, Morano Calabro, Mormanno, Orsomarso and San Basile. The town's patron is San Leone di Catania, who is celebrated twice a year, once in the spring, then again in late summer.

Wines[edit]

The village of Saracena is noted for the specialty dessert wine produced in the area, Moscato di Saracena, made in a passito (straw wine) style from a blend of several white Italian grape varieties including Coda di Volpe bianca (known locally as Guarnaccia bianca), Malvasia bianca di Candia, Addoraca and Muscat blanc à Petits Grains (known locally as Moscatello d Saracena).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Robinson, J. Harding and J. Vouillamoz Wine Grapes - A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours pg 8 Allen Lane 2012 ISBN 978-1-846-14446-2