Scoglitti

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Scoglitti
Frazione
Sunset in Scoglitti
Sunset in Scoglitti
Scoglitti is located in Italy
Scoglitti
Scoglitti
Location of Scoglitti in Italy
Coordinates: 36°53′00″N 14°26′00″E / 36.88333°N 14.43333°E / 36.88333; 14.43333Coordinates: 36°53′00″N 14°26′00″E / 36.88333°N 14.43333°E / 36.88333; 14.43333
Country  Italy
Region  Sicily
Province Ragusa (RG)
Comune Vittoria
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,175
Demonym(s) Scoglittesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 97019
Dialing code (+39) 0932

Scoglitti (Sicilian: Scugghitti) is a southern Italian fishing village and hamlet (frazione) of Vittoria, a municipality in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily. In 2011 it had a population of 4,175.[1]

History[edit]

Scoglitti found a niche in history after being selected by the Allies as the site for an amphibious invasion of Sicily made by the US 45th Infantry Division during World War II.

When the invasion went ahead on July 10, 1943, rough seas disorganized the attacking boat waves, and the soft sand proved an impediment to movement. Fortunately for the attackers, the location was poorly defended and the Allies were able to consolidate their position in a day or two and move further inland.

Geography[edit]

Scoglitti is a seaside village by the Mediterranean Coast. It is 14 km from Vittoria and Santa Croce Camerina, 20 from Marina di Ragusa, 22 from Comiso, 30 from Gela and 30 from Ragusa.

Economy[edit]

In addition to its fishing industry, the village derives a substantial part of its income from tourism.

Events[edit]

The village hosts a daily fishing auction, and annual events such as the Festival of St Francesco, and the procession of the Virgine dif Portosalvo.

References[edit]

  • Scoglitti, Ragusa.net website.
  • Mitcham, Samuel M. and Stauffenberg, Friedrich von (2007): The Battle of Sicily: How the Allies Lost Their Chance, Stackpole Books, ISBN 0-8117-3403-X (Extract).

External links[edit]

Media related to Scoglitti at Wikimedia Commons