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Roccavaldina (Messina Province) is 36 km from Messina, alt. 320 m, in the northern Peloritani, area 6.5 sq km, pop. 1,265, post-code 98040, tel. 090. Agricultural economy.

The village developed at the foot of the castle, in the late Middle Ages, when it was a fief of the Valdina family. In the 18th century it was owned by the Arnao family; however the castle did not follow the fate of the fief and later became the property of the Nastasi de Spuches family.

Of interest: Palazzo Valdina; Old chemist's shop which displays an unusual collection of 16th century medicine jars.

Churches (Messina Diocese) include the following:

S. Nicolo' di Bari (Chiesa Madre)
Chiesa della Madonna della Catena (historic)
Chiesa di Gesu (historic)
S. Maria di Loreto e S. Giuseppe (Santissimo Salvatore - suburb of Roccavaldina)

Links to other sites about Roccavaldina 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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