Location of Donnalucata (red dot) in Sicily
|Founded||3rd century BC|
|Elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
Donnalucata is a small fishing village, a frazione of the commune of Scicli, in the province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. 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.
The area has been inhabited since Greek and Phoenician times. during the Roman era it was called Cymbe.
Donnalucata stems from the Arabic Ayn al-Awqat, which means the "fountain of the hours." 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.
- Photos of Donnalucata (Italian)
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