|Comune di Linguaglossa|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Catania (CT)|
|• Mayor||Rosa Maria Alfia Vecchio|
|• Total||58 km2 (22 sq mi)|
|Elevation||550 m (1,800 ft)|
|Population (July 2006)|
|• Density||92/km2 (240/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Giles|
|Saint day||September 1|
Linguaglossa (Sicilian: Linguarossa) is a town and comune in the Province of Catania in Italy, 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 'Lingua Glossa' literally means 'Tongue Tongue', with 'Lingua' being the Italian word for 'Tongue', and 'Glossa' being the ancient Greek word for 'Tongue'.
Sights of Linguaglossa include the Chiesa Madre, also known as "La Matrice", erected in 1613, and the Chiesa di S. Egidio, who is the town's patron saint.
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