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Furnari (Messina Province) is 59 km from Messina, alt. 145 m, in low hill-land in the Gulf of Patti area, area 13.5 sq km, pop. 3, 615, post-code 98054, tel. 0941. Agricultural economy.

It was founded in the 14th century and granted as a fief to the Furnari family, who obtained the title of Dukes from Philip IV.

Churches (Messina Diocese) include the following:

Santa Croce (Chiesa Madre)
S. Maria Di Trapani (Tonnarella - suburb of Furnari)

Families researched in those records include the following:
Di Mario
Lo Presti

Links to other sites about Furnari 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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