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Scaletta Zanclea (Messina Province) is 19 km from Messina, alt. 8 m, on the Ionian coast north of the mouth of the River Alcantara, area 4.5 sq km, pop. 2,735, post-code 98029, tel. 090. Agricultural economy.

This is a scattered commune, with its adminstrative center at Guidomandri Inferiore.

The oldest settlement is that of Scaletta Superiore, which developed in the 16th century, under the overlordship of the Marchese family, around the castle founded in the first half of the 13th century. The communal territory was a fief of the Marcheses from 1408 to 1614, then of the Ventimiglias and lastly of the Ruffos.

Scaletta Superiore is dominated by the castle, the product of a series of constructions and reconstructions between the 13th and the 17th centuries, now used as a gallery of modern art.

Churches (Messina Diocese) include the following:

S. Maria del Carmelo e S. Nicolo (Chiesa Madre)
S. Maria Annunziata e Loreto (Guidomandri Marina - suburb of Scaletta Zanclea)

Links to other sites about Scaletta Zanclea 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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