Castiglione di Sicilia

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Castiglione di Sicilia
Comune
Comune di Castiglione di Sicilia
Piazza Lauria
Piazza Lauria
Castiglione di Sicilia is located in Italy
Castiglione di Sicilia
Castiglione di Sicilia
Location of Castiglione di Sicilia in Italy
Coordinates: 37°53′N 15°7′E / 37.883°N 15.117°E / 37.883; 15.117Coordinates: 37°53′N 15°7′E / 37.883°N 15.117°E / 37.883; 15.117
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Metropolitan city Catania (CT)
Frazioni Gravà, Mitogio, Passopisciaro, Rovittello, Solicchiata, Verzella, Castrorai
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Camarda
Area
 • Total 120.5 km2 (46.5 sq mi)
Elevation 621 m (2,037 ft)
Population (30 June 2017)[1]
 • Total 3,142
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castiglionesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 95012
Dialing code 0942
Patron saint Madonna of the Chain.
Saint day First Sunday in May
Website Official website

Castiglione di Sicilia (Sicilian: Castigghiuni di Sicilia) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Catania in Sicily, southern Italy.

Castiglione di Sicilia lies about 160 kilometres (99 mi) east of Palermo and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Catania. It borders the following municipalities: Adrano, Belpasso, Biancavilla, Bronte, Calatabiano, Francavilla di Sicilia, Gaggi, Graniti, Linguaglossa, Maletto, Malvagna, Mojo Alcantara, Motta Camastra, Nicolosi, Piedimonte Etneo, Randazzo, Roccella Valdemone, Sant'Alfio, Taormina, Zafferana Etnea.

Passopisciaro[edit]

Passopisciaro is a frazione of Castiglione di Sicilia situated 12 kilometres (7 mi) from Castiglione di Sicilia, at 645 metres (2,116 ft) above sea level on the northern slopes of Mt. Etna. Nowadays Passopisciaro has a population of about 500 but in years gone by the population was as high as 1,500 people. The village can be reached by taking the SS120 Roman road from Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, or by the Circumetnea Railway. Passopisciaro's main industry is wine making, vineyards can be found scattered throughout the entire region.

Twin towns[edit]

Castiglione di Sicilia is twinned with:

References[edit]

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