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The province of Messina

Monforte San Giorgio

 

A panoramic view of Monforte San Giorgio
Photo © Nino Cantivalli

Monforte San Giorgio (Zip Code 98041) is 311 km. distant from Agrigento, 244 km. from Caltanissetta, 132 km. from Catania, 203 km. from Enna, 39 km. from Messina, which province it belongs to, 236 km. from Palermo, 236 km. from Ragusa, 190 km. from Siracusa, 335 km. from Trapani.

Photo © Nino Cantivalli 

Particolare: una fontana

The municipality has 3.203 inhabitants and an area of 3.233 hectares for a population density of 99 inhabitants per square kilometre.

It rises along the coast on a hilly area and is 325 metres above sea-level.

The Town Hall is placed in via Immacolata , tel. ++39 090-9931100 fax. ++39 090-9939318.

The centre is prevalently agricultural. Products mostly cultivated are citrus fruit, olives, wine-grapes and fruit.

Photo © Nino Cantivalli 

Veduta della Chiesa dell`Immacolata.jpg

The village derives irs name from Latin Mons Fortis, and means "strong mount".

In 1863 was added the addition San Giorgio, from the name of its patron saint to distinguish it from the homonymous commune in province of Cuneo.

First information about village's origins date back to 1145 when it belonged to Bartolomeo de Luce. Later it became possession of different feudatories: Alagonas, Simone Valguarnera in 1397, Federico Moncada, Saccanos in 1540 and again Moncadas in 1570.

Photo © Nino Cantivalli 

Veduta di Monforte San Giorgio e della Chiesa Madre

The most interesting monuments are two Santuari Rupestri; the remains of an ancient Byzantine monastery date back to the VIII-IX centuries; the ruins of the walls of the Medieval Castle, the Cathedral Church original of 1500 but more times rebuilt and finally the Church of Gesù and Maria built in 1600.

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