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Acquaviva Platani

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Country  Italy
Elevation  558 m (1,831 ft)
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Area  14 km²
Local time  Wednesday 7:47 PM
Region  Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city  Caltanissetta (CL)
Demonym(s)  Acquavivesi
Dialing code  0934
Province  Province of Caltanissetta
Postal code  93010
Dialling code  0934
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Weather  9°C, Wind N at 16 km/h, 58% Humidity

Acquaviva Platani (Sicilian: Acquaviva Plàtani) is a hill town and comune in the province of Caltanissetta.

Map of 93010 Acquaviva Platani, Province of Caltanissetta, Italy

The name of the town (meaning "Living Water" in Italian) is derived from the numerous natural springs in the area. Until 1862, the town was called simply Acquaviva; the appositive Platani was added to distinguish it from the other three Italian towns named Acquaviva. Platani is the name of the river which flows nearby.

The economy is based on agriculture: the production of wheat, olives, almonds, and pistachios are important. Also, cattle and horse breeding, along with sheep farms provide income.

Sights include the Torre dell'Orologio (clock tower) which was built in 1894, and the 17th century Chiesa Madre (Mother Church), dedicated to Santa Maria della Luce.

Salvatore Quasimodo, who spent part of his childhood at Acquaviva Platani, writes about the town in his poem "Che vuoi pastore d'aria?", which was included in the Nuove Poesie collection

A recent mayor election (due to the retirement of Salvatore Mistretta the five year running mayor) on the 6th of May proved Salvatore Caruso as the new mayor with 384 votes.


Acquaviva Platani Wikipedia