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Piraino (Messina Province) is 96 km from Messina, alt. 415 m, at the northern extremity of the Nebrodi, between the promontories of Capo Colava and and Capo d'Orlando, on the right bank of the River Sant'Angelo di Brolo, area 17.2 sq km, pop. 3, 788, post-code 98060, tel. 0941. Agricultural economy.

A village of possibly Arab origin, and subsequently a Lanza fief.

Churches (Patti Diocese) include the following:

S. Maria (Chiesa Madre)
Chiesa del Rosario (historic)
Chiesa di Santa Caterina (historic)
S. Ignazio Di Lojola
Maria SS. Delle Grazie (Fiumara Di Piraino - suburb of Piraino)
Maria SS. Di Lourdes (Gliaca - suburb of Piraino)

Families researched in these records include the following:

Links to other sites about Piraino include:
Piraino Photos
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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