The province of Messina

Nizza di Sicilia


Nizza di Sicilia
Photo © Municipality of Nizza di Sicilia

Photo © Municipality of Nizza di Sicilia 

Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista

Nizza di Sicilia (Zip Code 98026) is 265 km. distant from Agrigento, 206 km. from Caltanissetta, 73 km. from Catania, 170 km. from Enna, 23 km. from Messina, which province it belongs to, 282 km. from Palermo, 177 km. from Ragusa, 131 km. from Siracusa, 391 km. from Trapani.

The municipality has 3.685 inhabitants and an area of 1.318 hectares for a population density of 280 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises along the coast on a flat area and is 12 metres above sea-level.

The Town Hall is placed in piazza Municipio, tel. ++39 942 710011 fax. ++39 942 7100330. E-mail address is:

Main economic activities are agriculture, breeding and handicraft. Products mostly cultivated are citrus fruit, vegetables, olives. Breedings present are cattle, pig and sheep ones. Typical handicrafts are embroideries and wood works.

The original name of Nizza di Sicilia was San Ferdinando in honour to king Ferdinand II of Bourbon. In 1863 it turned into Nizza after freeing it by Bourbon domination thanks to the Thousand who wanted, in this way, to remember the original town of Garibaldi.The addition was added later to distinguish it from the homonimous town in province of Asti.

Photo © Municipality of Nizza di Sicilia 

Municipality Gallery

The village with Medieval origins has belonged to different feudatories: Roccas, Marcheses, princes of Alcontres. After building the castle in 1656 the town centre increased its development.

Then it was under the governmental jurisdiction of Messina and from 1929 to 1948 it was village of Roccalumera and it became self-governing only after 1948.

The most interesting monuments are ruins of the Medieval Castle. It will be as soon as possible to visit an interesting "Museo del mare e delle tradizioni popolari" (Museum of sea and of folklore) now setting up.

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