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Pettineo (Messina Province) is 166 km from Messina, alt. 300 m, in the western Nebrodi, on the slopes of Monte San Cuono, on the right bank of the River of Tusa, area 30.45 sq km, pop. 1,676, post-code 98070, tel. 0921. Agricultural economy.

It was a feudal town belonging to the Valguarneras and the Ventimiglias, whose castle, now in ruins, dominated the town spreading over the side of the hill.

Churches (Patti Diocese) include the following:
Maria SS. Delle Grazie (Chiesa Madre)
Chiesa di San Nicolo (historic)
Chiesa di San Sebastiano (historic)

Links to other sites about Pettineo include:
Pettineo Photos
Messina Province

My latest book on CD is titled Sicily, Part 1 and Part 2 is now available on 2 CDs. 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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