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Floridia

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Country  Italy
Elevation  111 m (364 ft)
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Area  26.22 km²
Province  Province of Syracuse
Region  Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city  Syracuse (SR)
Demonym(s)  Floridiani
Dialing code  0931
Local time  Monday 4:20 PM
Postal code  96014
Dialling code  0931
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Weather  13°C, Wind E at 10 km/h, 78% Humidity

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

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Map of 96014 Floridia, Syracuse, 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:

  • Lucia Migliaccio (b. 1770 d. 1826) - Duchess of Floridia
  • References

    Floridia Wikipedia


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