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San Filippo del Mela (Messina Province) is 41 km from Messina, alt. 123 m, in the northern Peloritani, in the hinterland of the Gulf of Milazzo, on the left of the Corriolo torrent, area 9.8 sq km, pop. 6,909, post-code 98044, tel. 090. Agricultural economy.

The town grew up around a Basilian monastery founded by Roger the Norman at the end of the 11th century.

Churches (Messina Diocese) include the following:

Santi Filippo e Giacomo e S. Maria Addolorata (Duomo)
S. Maria Immacolata e Della Catena (Olivarella - suburb of San Filippo del Mela)

Links to other sites about San Filippo del Mela 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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