Donnalucata

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Donnalucata
View of the seafront promenade
View of the seafront promenade
Location of Donnalucata in southwestern Sicily
Location of Donnalucata in southwestern Sicily
Donnalucata is located in Italy
Donnalucata
Donnalucata
Location of Donnalucata in Italy
Coordinates: 36°45′51.63″N 14°38′26.69″E / 36.7643417°N 14.6407472°E / 36.7643417; 14.6407472Coordinates: 36°45′51.63″N 14°38′26.69″E / 36.7643417°N 14.6407472°E / 36.7643417; 14.6407472
Country Italy
Region Sicily
ProvinceRagusa (RG)
ComuneScicli
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total3,172
Demonym(s)Donnalucatesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
97018
Dialing code(+39) 0932
WebsiteOfficial website

Donnalucata (Sicilian: Ronnalucata) is a southern Italian fishing village and hamlet (frazione) of Scicli, a municipality in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily. In 2011 it had a population of 3,172.[1]

History[edit]

The area has been inhabited since Greek and Phoenician times. during the Roman era it was called Cymbe.

Etymology[edit]

Donnalucata stems from the Arabic Ayn al-Awqat, which means the "fountain of the hours."[2] The name stems from the discovery by an Arab man of a spring in Donnalucata that only flowed five times a day at the same time as the Muslim prayers.[3]

Geography[edit]

The village is located by the Mediterranean Coast, between Playa Grande (3 km west), Cava d'Aliga (8 km east) and Scicli (9 km south). It is 11 km from Marina di Ragusa, 12 from Sampieri, 18 from Modica and 30 from Ragusa.[4]

Economy[edit]

The village has a small fishing port and sandy beaches on either side of the harbour. The local economy is based on fishing, intensive agriculture in greenhouses and during the summer season, tourism.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Italian) Donnalucata on italia.indettaglio.it
  2. ^ Angheli Zalapì (2004). Palaces of Sicily (illustrated ed.). Antique Collectors Club Limited. p. 266. ISBN 9788877432971.
  3. ^ Francesco Flora (2003). Ritratto di un ventennio (reprint ed.). gioacchino nania. p. 27. ISBN 9788887630176.
  4. ^ 352943317 Donnalucata on OpenStreetMap

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