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Capri Leone (Messina Province) is 117 km from Messina, alt. 400 m, in the northern Nebrodi, on the northwestern face of the Serra di Favara, on the left of the River Zappulla, area 6.6 sq km, pop. 3,841, post-code 98070, tel. 0941, Agricultural Economy: citrus fruit, fruit, vegatables, cereals.

Of medieval origin, it is mentioned for the first time in a document dated 1320. It belonged to the Filangeri and to the Branciforte fief.

The Chiesa dell' Annunziata contains a fine statue (1533) of Our Lady of the Aunnciation by Antonello Gagini.

Churches (Patti Diocese) include the following:

Maria SS. Assunta (Chiesa Madre)
Chiesa dell'Annuziata (historic)
Maria SS. Del Rossario (Rocca Di Capri Leone - suburb of Capri Leone)
Maria SS. Del Tindari (Rocca Di Capri Leone - suburb of Capri Leone)

Links to other sites about Capri Leone include:
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
Sicilian Net

My latest book on CD is titled Sicily - A Reference for Researchers and is now available. With a file for each town (plus many other files), it relates the history of Sicily as reflected in the photos, records and festivals of its towns. It contains over 2500 text and photo files and can be ordered at CD order.

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