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Gibellina
Comune
Comune di Gibellina
Gibellina is located in Italy
Gibellina
Gibellina
Location o Gibellina in Italy
Coordinates: 37°49′N 12°52′E / 37.817°N 12.867°E / 37.817; 12.867
Kintra Italy
Region Sicily
Province Trapani (TP)
Government
 • Mayor Arch Rosario Fontana (since 02/06/2010)
Area
 • Total 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 233 m (764 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,298
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym Gibellinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 91024
Diallin code 0924
Patron saunt Saunt Roch
Saunt day 16 August
Website Offeecial wabsteid

Gibellina (Sicilian: Gibbiddina) is a sma ceety an comune in the muntains o central Sicily, Italy in the Province o Trapani. It wis destroyed bi the 1968 earthquake.[1]

The new ceety, Gibellina Nuova, wis rebuilt some 20 km distant frae the auld ane. The new ceety wis designed bi mony o the maist prominent airtists and architects in Italy, but done in a piecemeal fashion so that the pairts o the new ceety bear little relation tae ane anither or tae the indigenous airchitectur o Sicily.

Ruderi di Gibellina (as the ruins o the ceety are nou referred tae) remained juist as it wis efter the earthquake, practically a ghost toun. Airtist Alberto Burri covered the entirety o the ruins in concrete, while preservin the shape o the biggins an the streetscape. Additionally, Italian sculptor Pietro Consagra an Senator Ludovico Corrao formit an open air museum wi a Consagra sculptur "Porta del Belice" or "Door tae Belice" at the entrance. Consagra expressed a wish tae be buriet at Gibellina on his daithbed in Julie 2005.[2]

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