|The province of Messina
Librizzi (Zip Code 98064) is 267 km. distant from Agrigento, 179 km. from Caltanissetta, 105 km. from Catania, 149 km. from Enna, 84 km. from Messina, which province it belongs to, 193 km. from Palermo, 209 km. from Ragusa, 163 km. from Siracusa, 292 km. from Trapani.
Photo © Michele Patti
The municipality has 2.074 inhabitants and an area of 2.335 hectares for a population density of 89 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises on a hilly area along the coast and is 501 metres above sea-level.
The Town Hall is placed in piazza Municipio, tel. ++39 0941-32281 fax. ++39 0941-367029.
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The centre is mainly agricultural. Products mostly cultivated are citrus fruit, olives, wine-grapes, hazel-nuts, chestnuts, corn.
Librizzi probably derives its name from mount Libra placed in province of Catania. From this place some colonists immigrated here.
Photo © Municipality Librizzi
The small town was founded in 1329 by Bartolomeo Alagona near an ancient vedette tower. Later king Martino I took it away to Alagona and gave it to Eleonora Centelles. In 1414 it became a possession of the bishop of Patti and for a long time it has belonged to him.
The most interesting monuments are the Cathedral Church recently restored which inside keeps valuable wood statues of St. Michele Arcangelo and of Ecce Homo, the Church of Madonna della Catena and the Church of San Paolo.
Among important characters original of this place we cite the historiographer Antonio Collurafi (1585-1655), who was named in 1643 Royal Historiographer of Sicily by king of Spain Philip IV and Andrea Muscarà, avvocato del fisco e assessore alla grande curia arcivescovile di Palermo e alla gran curia regia.