Castel di Lucio (Sicilian: Castiddruzzu) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 110 kilometres (68 mi) southwest of Messina. Castel di Lucio borders the following municipalities: Geraci Siculo, Mistretta, Nicosia, Pettineo, San Mauro Castelverde.

Castel di Lucio
Comune di Castel di Lucio
Location of Castel di Lucio
Castel di Lucio is located in Italy
Castel di Lucio
Castel di Lucio
Location of Castel di Lucio in Italy
Castel di Lucio is located in Sicily
Castel di Lucio
Castel di Lucio
Castel di Lucio (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°53′N 14°19′E / 37.883°N 14.317°E / 37.883; 14.317Coordinates: 37°53′N 14°19′E / 37.883°N 14.317°E / 37.883; 14.317
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityMessina (ME)
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Franco
Area
 • Total28.4 km2 (11.0 sq mi)
Elevation
753 m (2,470 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2011)[3]
 • Total1,371
 • Density48/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castelluccesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
98070
Dialing code0921
Patron saintSt. Placidus
Saint day5 October
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Castel di Lucio was populated in the Norman period by families from continental Italy and southern France. The presence of Gallo-Italic dialects may suggest a Ligurian colonization, and a foundation or re-foundation by the Ligurian Ventimiglia. From 1480 to 1634 there were many lords of Castel di Lucio: Matteo Speciale, Nicola Siracusa, the Lercano, the Ansalone, the Timpanaro, the Cannizzaro, and the Agraz. In 1726 Francesco Agraz was named first Duke of Castelluzzo in a diploma of Charles IV of Sicily, thus closing the baronial era. In the 16th century there were 1617 inhabitants in 346 houses, in the seventeenth century the population increase was slight, to 1695 inhabitants and 528 houses. There were no significant changes in the eighteenth century.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.