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Rometta (Messina Province) is 40 km from Messina, alt. 560 m, in the hinterland of the Gulf of Milazzo, in the foothills of the northern Peloritani, area 32.5 sq km, pop. 6,409, post-code 98043, tel. 090. Economy: agriculture and tourism.

The name of Rometta is recorded before the year 800 (the name then was Rametta), and it was the last town to fall to the Arabs, in 965. It was subsequently part of the domain of Count Roger.

Churches (Messina Diocese) include the following:

S. Antonio di Padova e S. Maria Assunta (Chiesa Madre, Our Lady of Assumption)
Chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore (di Gesu e Maria) (historic)
S. Maria Assunta e Santi Rocco e Gaetano
Santi Andrea e Domenico (Sant'Andrea - suburb of Rometta)

Links to other sites about Rometta 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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