Sant'Alessio Siculo

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Sant'Alessio Siculo
Comune
Comune di Sant'Alessio Siculo
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Sant'Alessio Siculo is located in Italy
Sant'Alessio Siculo
Sant'Alessio Siculo
Location of Sant'Alessio Siculo in Italy
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Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Messina (ME)
Frazioni Lacco
Government
 • Mayor Nunzio Giovanni Foti
Area
 • Total 6.2 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Population [1]
 • Total 1,335
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santalessesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 98030
Dialing code 0942
Patron saint Madonna del Carmine
Saint day July 16
Website Official website

Sant'Alessio Siculo (Sicilian: Sant'Alessiu Sìculu) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 180 kilometres (110 mi) east of Palermo and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Messina.

Its main attraction is a castle built by the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Comnenos in his war against the Normans and the Arabs, who also held it.

References

  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.