Not to be confused with Florida.
Comune di Floridia

Location of Floridia in Italy

Coordinates: 37°05′N 15°09′E / 37.083°N 15.150°E / 37.083; 15.150Coordinates: 37°05′N 15°09′E / 37.083°N 15.150°E / 37.083; 15.150
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Syracuse (SR)
  Mayor Orazio Scalorino (PD)
  Total 26.22 km2 (10.12 sq mi)
Elevation 111 m (364 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
  Total 21,406
  Density 820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Floridiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 96014
Dialing code 0931
Patron saint SS. Maria Immacolata
Saint day December 8
Website Official website

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


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.


Floridia was founded in 1628.

Main sights

Floridia's streets are laid out in an even, rectangular grid pattern. The main landmarks are:

Notable people born or raised in Floridia

Notable residents and historical figures include:

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