Floridia

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Floridia
Comune
Comune di Floridia
Floridia is located in Italy
Floridia
Floridia
Location of Floridia in Italy
Coordinates: 37°05′N 15°09′E / 37.083°N 15.150°E / 37.083; 15.150Coordinates: 37°05′N 15°09′E / 37.083°N 15.150°E / 37.083; 15.150
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Syracuse (SR)
Government
 • Mayor Orazio Scalorino (PD)
Area
 • Total 26.22 km2 (10.12 sq mi)
Elevation 111 m (364 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total 21,406
 • Density 820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Floridiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 96014
Dialing code 0931
Patron saint SS. Maria Immacolata
Saint day December 8
Website Official website

Floridia (Sicilian: Ciuriddia) is a town and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily (Italy).

Geography

Floridia lies 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west of Syracuse. Its principal industries are agriculture, livestock, and manufacturing.

Neighboring communities are Canicattini Bagni, Palazzolo Acreide, Syracuse, and Solarino.

History

Floridia was founded in 1628.

Main sights

Floridia's streets are laid out in an even, rectangular grid pattern. The main landmarks are:

  • Chiesa Madre S. Bartolomeo Apostolo
  • Chiesa di S. Antonio
  • Chiesa di S. Anna
  • Chiesa del Carmine, whose façade was greatly damaged by the 1908 Messina earthquake, but has since been restored
  • Chiesa della Madonna delle Grazie, erected by the Spanish after their victory over the Austrians
  • Chiesa di S. Francesco
  • Cava di Spampinato, a rock formation of crevices and caves that were created by erosion

Notable people born or raised in Floridia

Notable residents and historical figures include:



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