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Saponara (Messina Province) is 23 km from Messina, alt. 160 m, in the hinterland of the Gulf of Milazzo, in the foothills of the Peloritani, on the banks of the Carda torrent, area 26 sq km, pop. 4,137, post-code 98047, tel. 090. Agricultural economy.

A little town of feudal origin, the domain of the Alliata family, among others. From 1929 to 1952, it was a ward of Villafranca Tirrena.

Of interest: Piazza Municipio.

Churches (Messina Diocese) include the following:

Santi Nicola e Pietro Apostolo (Chiesa Madre)
S. Domenico

Links to other sites about Saponara 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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