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Forza D'Agro (Messina Province) is 43 km from Messina, alt. 420 m, in the southeastern extremity of the Peloritani, not far from the Ionian coast, area 10.6 sq km, pop. 961, post-code 98030, tel. 0942. Agricultural economy.

This is indubitably a typical village of the Province of Messina, still conserving it's medieval street layout. The views on all sides are splendid.

Count Roger, in 1117, donated the village to the Basilian monks who lived in the great Convent of Saints Pietro and Paolo d'Agro.

Of interest: Norman castle.

Churches (Messina Diocese) include the following:
S. Maria Annunziata e Assunta (Chiesa Madre)
Chiesa di San Francesco (historic)
Chiesa di Sant'Agostino (historic)
S. Alfio (Scifi' - suburb of Forza D'Agro')

Links to other sites about Forza D'Agro include:
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
Sicilian Net

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