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Montalbano Elicona (Messina Province) is 85 km from Messina, alt. 920 m, in the northern Nebrodi, northwest of Monte Seggio, on the right-hand face of the valley of the Elicona torrent, area 67.5 sq km, pop. 3,370, post-code 98065, tel. 0941. Economy: various agriculture, animal-farming for the making of cheese (caciocavallo), mineral waters.

Mentioned as far back as the 11th century, it took part in the Guelph revolt against Frederick II of Swabia. As a fief, it belonged to a succession of families - Alagona, Lanza di Malvagna, Romano Colonna di Cesaro and Bonanno.

Of interest: Castle

Churches (Messina Diocese) include the following:

S. Nicolo' Vescovo (Chiesa Madre)
Chiesa di Santa Caterina (historic)
Maria SS. Addolorata (Braidi - suburb of Montalbano Elicona)
S. Barbara (Santa Barbara - suburb of Montalbano Elicona)
S. Maris In Collis (Santa Maria - suburb of Montalbano Elicona)

Links to other sites about Montalbano Elicona include:
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Montalbano Elicona Photos
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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