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Castell'Umberto (Messina Province) is 125 km from Messina, alt. 660 m, in the northern Nebrodi, on the northwestern ridge of Monte Rocca di Poggio, between the Rivers Naso and Fitalia, area 11.4 sq km, pop. 3,808, post-code 98070, tel. 0941. Economy: agriculture (citrus fruit, olives, hazelnuts), artistic marble handiwork.

The town was built in 1865 for the inhabitants of a nearby agricultural village which had been destroyed by landslides.

The middle of the town is Piazza IV November, with the Chiesa Madre.

Churches (Patti Diocese) include the following:

Maria SS. Assunta (Chiesa Madre)
Maria SS. Annunziata (Sfaranda - suburb of Castell'Umberto)

Links to other sites about Castell'Umberto 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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