|Comune di Giarre|
|Metropolitan city||Catania (CT)|
|Frazioni||Altarello, Carruba, Macchia, Miscarello, San Giovanni Montebello, San Leonardello, Santa Maria la Strada, Sciara, Trepunti|
|• Mayor||Angelo D'Anna|
|• Total||27 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||81 m (266 ft)|
(31 August 2017)
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Isidore the Labourer|
|Saint day||10 May|
Giarre (Sicilian: Giarri) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Catania, Sicily. The town is located about 275 kilometres (171 mi) southeast of Palermo and around 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of Catania.
Some historians suppose that the ancient Greek city of Kallipolis was situated in the same territory of the present-day town of Giarre, but nowadays there is no relevant proof of it.
Since the late 16th century until 1815 Giarre was a village of the county of Mascali.
Other sights include:
- Oratory of St. Filippo Neri (18th century)
- Sanctuary of Maria Santissima della Strada, the oldest church in the town (dating to 1081). Today little remains of the original medieval structure, having been replaced by a neoclassicist edifice.
- Museum of Uses and Customs of the Etna people
- Mediterraneum Aquarium
Giarre has attracted attention for its numerous unfinished buildings and amenities, initiated with public money in the 1990s but never used. A small number have been converted to other uses, including a multi-storey car park; residents also see the prospect of some tourism, as the town has come to be regarded as the centre of this style of urban planning.
- Cismon del Grappa, Italy, since 1969
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- (in Italian) Source: Istat 2010
- Italy planning fiasco: New ruins litter Sicily (retrieved 22 May 2012)
- Media related to Giarre at Wikimedia Commons