Casalvecchio Siculo

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Casalvecchio Siculo
Comune di Casalvecchio Siculo
Panorama Casalvecchio con Etna.jpg
Coat of arms of Casalvecchio Siculo
Coat of arms
Location of Casalvecchio Siculo
Casalvecchio Siculo is located in Italy
Casalvecchio Siculo
Casalvecchio Siculo
Location of Casalvecchio Siculo in Italy
Casalvecchio Siculo is located in Sicily
Casalvecchio Siculo
Casalvecchio Siculo
Casalvecchio Siculo (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°57′N 15°19′E / 37.950°N 15.317°E / 37.950; 15.317
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityMessina (ME)
FrazioniContura, Fadarechi, Misitano, Mitta, Paratore, Passo Carrera, Pietrabianca, Pietrabianca Inferiore, Rafale, Rimiti, San Carlo, San Pietro
Government
 • MayorMarco Antonio Saetti
Area
 • Total33.4 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
Elevation
370 m (1,210 ft)
Population
(30 November 2017)[1]
 • Total797
 • Density24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Casalvetini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
98032
Dialing code0942
WebsiteOfficial website

Casalvecchio Siculo (Sicilian: Casalvecchiu Sìculu) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 170 kilometres (110 mi) east of Palermo and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Messina.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of Santi Pietro e Paolo d’Agrò, one of the most important structures in the Agrò river valley and in the Metropolitan City of Messina. The current structure was built by Roger II of Sicily in 1117 and remade in 1172. It is characterized by a mix of Byzantine, Arab and Norman styles. The exterior appearance resembles that of a fortress, with two towers flanking the facade. The interior has a nave and two aisles.
  • Mother church, also dating 1117 but totally rebuilt in the 17th century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute ISTAT.