|Comune di Capo d'Orlando|
View over Capo d'Orlando
|Province / Metropolitan city||Messina (ME)|
|• Mayor||Franco Ingrillì|
|• Total||14 km2 (5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|Population (31 May 2016)|
|• Density||950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||98070 and 98071|
|Patron saint||Maria SS. di Porto Salvo|
|Saint day||October 22|
After the destruction of the Greek colony of Agathyrnum by the Roman Republican Army, the only settlement was a tiny fisherman's village. In 1925 Capo d'Orlando was elevated to the status of Comune (council), as before it was included in the territory of Naso.
A railway station was made during the Fascist era in the early 20th century. During this century the population and tourist development quickly grew.
Tourism is one of the main resources of the local economy. The town also has a small marina for both fishing and tourist boats alike that also offers transportation to and from the Aeolian islands during the summer season and approximately 14 km of beaches, rocky shores that face the deep blue Tyrrenian sea making it an ideal spot to enjoy the summertime, early fall and late springtime. The location of Capo d'Orlando is also very peculiar because for a town that faces the sea, it is also very close (less than 20 km) to Nebrodi Mountain Regional Environmental Park: a fairly large extension of temperate woods, where is possible to hike to lakes, rivers, falls and tiny historical villages where everyone can enjoy the best of traditional Sicilian food and wine.
There are banks and commercial business firms along with several fair sized factories located nearby such as "Porte IMIC" (wooden and metal door manufacturer), "irritec" and "siplast" (irrigation systems).
Another eonomic factor is exploitation of the extensive presence of orange of lemon fields throughout the area.
- Conversano, Italy
- Capo d'Orlando's info (in Italian) (in English)