Castelmola

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Castelmola
Comune di Castelmola
Castelmola, view square.JPG
Location of Castelmola
Castelmola is located in Italy
Castelmola
Castelmola
Location of Castelmola in Italy
Castelmola is located in Sicily
Castelmola
Castelmola
Castelmola (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°52′N 15°17′E / 37.867°N 15.283°E / 37.867; 15.283Coordinates: 37°52′N 15°17′E / 37.867°N 15.283°E / 37.867; 15.283
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityMessina (ME)
Area
 • Total16.4 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Elevation
529 m (1,736 ft)
Population
 (Dec. 2004)[2]
 • Total1,107
 • Density68/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
98030
Dialing code0942
WebsiteOfficial website

Castelmola (Sicilian: Castermula) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 170 kilometres (110 mi) east of Palermo and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of Messina. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,107 and an area of 16.4 square kilometres (6.3 sq mi).[3]

Castelmola has ancient Greek origins. Situated above Taormina, it formerly served as its acropolis. In the last decades it has become a popular tourist destination. On Labour Day, which in Italy falls on 1 May, there is an annual music festival "Castelrock", held in the main square, which features live music performances by local musicians.[4] Castelmola was nominated as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

Castelmola borders the following municipalities: Gaggi, Letojanni, Mongiuffi Melia, Taormina.

Demographic evolution[edit]

Renovated historic path of Saracens in mountains between Taormina and Castelmola
Section of ruins of the 11th century Norman-Saracen castle
Typical structure of medieval Castelmola

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ http://www.gazzettajonica.it