|The province of Messina
Roccalumera (Zip Code 98027) is 259 km. distant from Agrigento, 193 km. from Caltanissetta, 67 km. from Catania, 164 km. from Enna, 29 km. from Messina, which province it belongs to, 288 km. from Palermo, 171 km. from Ragusa, 125 km. from Siracusa, 387 km. from Trapani.
The municipality has 4.120 inhabitants and an area of 877 hectares for a population density of 470 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises on a flat area and is 7 metres above sea-level.
The Town Hall is placed in via Nazionale, tel. ++39 0942-744950 fax. ++39 0942-745104.
Pretty agricultural centre, Roccalumera has a production of citrus fruit, olives, grapes which are displayed in yearly Festival of Verdello (a sort of lemon) that takes place in September. Very important is also silk production thanks to several silk mills and the most ancient of them is in the village of Biviratizzi. Breedings present are cattle, horse, pig and sheep ones which benefit from wide areas used to pasture.
The name of the small town derives from several mines of alum present in the territory and it means cliff of alum. The first village was founded by knight Don Giovanni La Rocca in 1608 and his family has been its owner for all the century and has had judiciali power both on life and on death over all of inhabitants. Later the feud came to Lancia family. In the XVIII century the village was residence of Ardoinos and then of Moncadas who has ruled it till the abolition of feudal duties.
The most interesting monuments are the so-called "Torre di Sollima" a
tower in Saracen style with battlements and dates back to the XV century
and the Church dedicated to Arcangelo Michele.