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Villafranca Tirrena (Messina Province) is 23 km from Messina, alt. 22 m, on the coast of the Gulf of Milazzo, area 14.3 sq km, pop. 7,881, post-code 98049, tel. 090. Economy: agriculture, summer tourism.

Already recorded in the Aragonese period, it was a fief of the Cottone family in the 16th century, and it was the site of a busy trading-station along the Palermo-Messina road. In the last few decades the town has considerably increased in population.

Of interest: its baronial palace.

Churches (Messina Diocese) include the following:

S. Nicolo' (Chiesa Madre)
Santa Margherita Vergine e Martire (Calvaruso - suburb of Villiafranca Tirrena)
S. Gregorio Magno (Divieto - suburb of Villafranca Tirrena)
S. Maria Candelora (Serro - suburb of Villafranca Tirrena)

Links to other sites about Villafranca Tirrena include:
Villafranca Tirrena Photos
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
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Sicily Web
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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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