The province of Messina

Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea


Mazzarr Sant'Andra
Photo © Municipality of Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea

Photo © Municipality of Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea  

Chiesa Madre

Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea (Zip Code 98056) is 180 km. distant from Agrigento, 226 km. from Caltanissetta, 129 km. from Catania, 184 km. from Enna, 60 km. from Messina, which province it belongs to, 219 km. from Palermo, 233 km. from Ragusa, 188 km. from Siracusa, 318 km. from Trapani.

The municipality has 1.874 inhabitants and an area of 660 hectares for a population density of 284 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises on an inland hilly area and is 110 metres above sea-level.

The Town Hall is placed in via Principe Umberto, tel. ++39 0941-83048 fax. +39 0941-93568.

Photo © Municipality of Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea  

Chiesa San Giorgio

Main economic activities are agriculture and handicraft. Products mostly cultivated are citrus fruit, cereals, vegetables, olives, fruit, wine-grapes. Typical handicrafts are the beautiful baskets.

The original name of the small town was Mazzarà that derives from Greek Mazaròs like the near stream.

The name was then changed into current in 1862 on order of king Victor Emmanuel II.

There are not many historical information about the small town but it is known that it has belonged to soma different feudal families: Giardinas and Spadaforas, who founded it in 1653 and later the title of princes of Mazzarà was conferred on them.

Photo © Municipality of Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea  

Livoti Castle

The most interesting monument is the Cathedral Church dedicated to Madonna delle Grazie and built in the XVIII century. It keeps a beautiful portico.

There is a saying about Mazzarà Sant'Andrea's inhabitants which is referred to their skill in making handmade baskets: "Mazzarioti cannistri cannistri, granni e picciotti sù tutti maistri" , that is "Mazzaresi, makers of baskets, big and small are all of them masters".

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