|Comune di Carini|
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On the coast are some ruins of the ancient Hyccara, the only Sican settlement (probably a fishing village) on the coast. It was stormed and taken by the Athenians in 415 BC, and the inhabitants, among them the famous courtesan Lais, sold as slaves. At La Grazia Christian catacombs have been found (Not. degli Scavi, 1899, 362).
The first historical mention of a bishop of the see is in two letters of Pope Gregory the Great, in the 6th century, one addressed to Bonifacius of Reggio Calabria, the other to Barbarus of Carini. But many signs, including local catacombs, show that a Christian community existed at Carini from the 3rd century. A lead seal bears the name of a Felix, bishop of this see. One of Gregory the Great's letters show that the diocese was incorporated into that of Reggio Calabria in September 595, but by 602 it was again under its own bishop. A Bishop John of the see took part in a synod at Rome in 649. The last testimony to its existence dates from the 8th century, and the Muslim conquest of Sicily, which began in 827, brought it to an end as a residential bishopric. As a result, Carini/Hyccara/Hyccarum is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.
Tourism and retail
Tourism is an important part of the Carini government's strategy.. Carini's lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping but also on its possession of other ancient and modern attractions. Carini has one of the biggest shopping areas in Sicily called the Zona Industriale where more than ten big shopping centres can be found. The Zona Industriale attracts people from the surrounding areas and beyond, especially during weekends and the summer season. Carini has two shopping malls, including one of sicily's largest, centro commerciale Poseidon. The other shopping mall is called Portobello - le gallerie del risparmio .
|Climate data for Carini|
|Average high °C (°F)||15,0||14,6||18,0||21,4||25,5||29,4||32,0||32,1||28,5||24,2||19,9||16,1||23,0|
|Average low °C (°F)||9,2||8,3||10,6||13,1||16,7||20,1||23,2||23,3||20,5||17,0||13,5||10,5||15,5|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||133,0||134,9||125,5||66,1||24,6||12,8||2,9||4,7||119,5||167,4||80,4||135,9||1007,7|
|Source: [ (UN)|
- Paolo Bertolini, "Bonifacio" in Dizionario Biografico Treccani
- Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 859
- "Weather Information for carini".
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.