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Linguaglossa (Italy)
Country Italy
region Sicily
Metropolitan city Catania  (CT)
Local name Lingua (g) rossa
Coordinates 37 ° 51 ′  N , 15 ° 8 ′  E Coordinates: 37 ° 51 ′ 0 ″  N , 15 ° 8 ′ 0 ″  E
height 550  m slm
surface 58 km²
Residents 5,199 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 90 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 95015
prefix 095
ISTAT number 087021
Popular name Linguaglossesi
Patron saint Sant'Egidio Abate
Website Linguaglossa

Linguaglossa is a city in the Italian metropolitan city of Catania in Sicily with 5199 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019).

Location and dates

Linguaglossa is 49 kilometers north of Catania on the northeast slope of Mount Etna . The residents mainly work in agriculture and forestry.

The neighboring municipalities are Calatabiano , Castiglione di Sicilia , Piedimonte Etneo and Sant'Alfio .


The city was partly built on the lava flow on the northeast slope of Mount Etna from 1566.


Many buildings in Linguaglossa are built in the baroque style.

In Linguaglossa

  • Church of San Francesco di Paola from the 16th century, inside you can see stucco work and a statue of the Madonna di Loretto
  • Church of the Padri Domenicani
  • Konvikt and church of the Capuchins from the 17th century
  • Cathedral Santa Maria delle Grazie, originally from the 17th century, was renovated in the 20th century

Surroundings of Linguaglossa

  • Linguaglossa forest, now a winter sports center

sons and daughters of the town

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.

Web links

Commons : Linguaglossa  - collection of images, videos and audio files