Linguaglossa

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Linguaglossa
Comune
Comune di Linguaglossa
Linguaglossa-Etna-Volcano-Sicily-Italy - Creative Commons by gnuckx.jpg
Coat of arms of Linguaglossa
Coat of arms
Linguaglossa is located in Italy
Linguaglossa
Linguaglossa
Location of Linguaglossa in Italy
Coordinates: 37°51′N 15°08′E / 37.850°N 15.133°E / 37.850; 15.133
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Catania (CT)
Frazioni Catena
Government
 • Mayor Salvatore Puglisi
Area
 • Total 58 km2 (22 sq mi)
Elevation 550 m (1,800 ft)
Population (1 January 2011)
 • Total 5,462
 • Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Linguaglossesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 95015
Dialing code 095
Patron saint St. Giles
Saint day September 1
Website Official website

Linguaglossa (Sicilian: Linguarossa) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania in Sicily, southern 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'.

Main sights[edit]

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.

the Chiesa Madre of Santa Maria delle Grazie in lava stone

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