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Graniti (Messina Province) is 64 km from Messina, alt. 350 m, in the southern Peloriani, southeast of Monte Pietrarossa, on the right bank of the Petrolo torrent, area 10 sq km, pop. 1,716, post-code 98036, tel. 0942. Agricultural economy.

Of Islamic origin, later a fief of Nicola Castagna and of Giacomo Balsamo; it then belonged to the town of Taormina, and finally, after 1639, to the Mastraillo family.

There are no monuments of any special interest in the village.

Excursions: The state road follows the course of the picturesque River Alcantara as it flows down to the sea. A visit to the famous gorge is also of great interest: we reach the entrance of the gorge by lift. We can then walk upstream, admiring the spectacular phenomenon of the lava eroded by the flowing water.

Churches (Messina Diocese) include the following:

S. Basilio Magno (Chiesa Madre)

Links to other sites about Graniti 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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