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Novara di Sicilia (Messina Province) is 73 km from Messina, alt. 650 m, in the western Peloritani, on the northwest face of the Rocca di Novara, area 48.5 sq km, pop. 2,085, post-code 98058, tel. 0941. Agricultural economy.

The territory has produced archaeological items from the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic Ages in the Grotta della Sperlina (Sperlinga cave); there are also traces of Byzantine and Arab settlements at Rocca Salvatesta. The modern town dates from Norman times, when it was inhabited by Lombard settlers; it later belonged to a succession of families: Palizzi, Alagona, Gioeni, Lauria.

Of interest: The Oratorio di San Filippo Neri (1610) is now the seat of the Town Hall

Churches (Messina Diocese) include the following:

Santa Maria Assunta (Chiesa Madre)
Chiesa dell'Annunziata (historic)
Chiesa San Giorgio (historic)
Santi Basilio e Marco (San Marco di Novara di Sicilia - suburb of Novara di Sicilia)

Families researched in these records include the following:

Links to other sites about Novara di Sicilia 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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