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Caronia (Messina Province) is 145 km from Messina, atl. 304 m, in the western Nebrodi, on the right of the River Caronia, area 226.5 sq km, pop. 4,118, post-code 98072, tel. 0921. Economy: agriculture (citrus fruit, olives, grapes, sumac, cork); dairy products, olive oil, cement.

The Greek town of Caleacte was situated in this area (5th century BC). The modern town is possibly Arabic in origin.It has given its name to the nearby mountains, the Monti Caronie, or Nebrodi meridionali (the south Nebrodi). In this area is the largest forest in Sicily, the Bosco di Caronia.

Of interest: Castle; An unusual festivity is that of St Biagio, 12th August.

Churches (Patti Diocese) include the following:

S. Nicolo' Di Bari (San Chiesa Madre, 17th century)
Maria SS. Annunziata (Marina Di Caronia - suburb of Caronia)

Links to other sites about Caronia 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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