Linguaglossa

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Linguaglossa

Linguarossa  (Sicilian)
Comune di Linguaglossa
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Coat of arms of Linguaglossa
Coat of arms
Location of Linguaglossa
Linguaglossa is located in Italy
Linguaglossa
Linguaglossa
Location of Linguaglossa in Italy
Linguaglossa is located in Sicily
Linguaglossa
Linguaglossa
Linguaglossa (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°51′N 15°08′E / 37.850°N 15.133°E / 37.850; 15.133
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityCatania (CT)
FrazioniCatena
Government
 • MayorSalvatore Puglisi
Area
 • Total60.25 km2 (23.26 sq mi)
Elevation
550 m (1,800 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total5,337
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Linguaglossesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
95015
Dialing code095
Patron saintSt. Giles
Saint daySeptember 1
WebsiteOfficial website

Linguaglossa (Sicilian: Linguarossa) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania in Sicily, located on the northern side of Mount Etna where there is also a ski resort with view on the Ionian sea. It was founded on a lava stream in 1566. The name literally means 'Tongue Tongue', with lingua and γλῶσσα (glôssa) being respectively the Latin and Greek words for 'tongue'.[3][4]

Main sights[edit]

Sights of Linguaglossa include the Chiesa Madre, also known as La Matrice, erected in 1613, and the Church of Saint Giles, who is the town's patron saint. The Francesco Messina Museum offers a collection of work of Francesco Messina (portraits, horses, ballerinas) and Salvatore Incorpora.

the Chiesa Madre of Our Lady of Graces, in lava stone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.comune.linguaglossa.ct.it/la_citt_/Storia.aspx
  4. ^ http://www.virtualsicily.it/Storia-linguaglossa-CT-62

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