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 yirdquauk.[1]

Gibellina
Comune di Gibellina
Gibellina is locatit 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
KintraItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceTrapani (TP)
Govrenment
 • MayorArch Rosario Fontana (since 02/06/2010)
Aurie
 • Total45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation
233 m (764 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Tot4,298
 • Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gibellinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
91024
Dialin code0924
Patron sauntSaunt Roch
Saunt day16 August
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

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 yirdquauk, 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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