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UPEA Capo d'Orlando

Capo d'Orlando

Capo d'Orlando is a comune in the province of Messina, Sicily, Italy.

Is considered the capital of comprensorio dei Nebrodi. Vivacious, active, renowned touristic and commercial center, in Capo d'Orlando was born the poet Lucio Piccolo, cousin of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (see. "Il Gattopardo"). In Capo d'Orlando take place artistic's activities (municipal's picture-gallery, the museum "Villa Piccolo"), enjoyments (cinema, theater, blues club).

It is home of top division basketball team Orlandina Basket.

The center is well-known for his summer's seaside activity,because of the beautiful coastline,including the aeolian islands at the horizon right in front,in fact tourism is one of the main resources for the town's local economy. Capo d'Orlando's economy is also based for his remarkable role in the area,for the massive presence of credit and investment banks,commercial activities,some important factories located nearby as "porte imic" (wooden and metal doors manufacturing),"irritec" and "siplast" (irrigation sistems),and the industry related to the exploiting of the extensive presence of oranges of lemons fields all around. The town shows the typical structure of a new-born mediterranean dwelling,as it's been urbanized properly during the last 40 years,having been in the past just a tiny fisherman's village of bare self-sussistance based living,as there wasn't a real settlement during all the time along the centuries after the destruction and related kidnapping and deportation of the former population of Agathyrnum operated by the Roman republican army,so that it's effectively reborn around 1920 after centuries of effective unexistence when it was moved to the status of Comune(council),while before it was just a part of the territory of Naso (the upper-located hill's town) , and the railway station was made , under the fascist"ventennio".During the 20th century his population amount,influence and touristic development was quicly improved taking Capo d'Orlando to the status of "excellence" in the sicilan frame that it's actually broadly recognized. The town diplays also a small port for fishing and toursitic boats which offers some minor transports to/fro the aelian islands during the summer's season , and around 14 km of awesome beaches,rocky shores facing the deep blue tyrraenian sea making him a wonderful landscape's spot.

History

See Agathyrnum.

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