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Itala (Messina Province) is 23 km from Messina, alt. 210 m, in the southeastern Peloritani, on the southeastern extremity of Monte Scuderi, in the plain of Itala, area 10.7 sq km, pop. 1,801, post-code 98025, tel. 090. Agricultural economy.

The village, which existed even before the Norman epoch, was donated by Count Roger to the Monastery of San Pietro, which he himself had founded.

Itala was a ward of Scaletta Zanclea from 1928 to 1947.

Churches (Messina Diocese) include the following:

Santi Pietro, Paolo e Giacomo (Chiesa Madre)
Chiesa della Madonna della Catena (historic)
Chiesa di San Pietro (historic)

Links to other sites about Itala 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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