Italian provinces and municipalities - Useful information and tour guide
- 108 Italian municipalities
- Population: 636.653 inhabitants
- Surface: 3.248,27 sq km
- Density: 195 inhabitants per square km
It faces north on the Tyrrhenian Sea, to the east on the Strait of Messina, which separates it from the continent and on the Ionian Sea, borders to the west with the Province of Palermo and to the south with the provinces of Enna and Catania.
Born in the eighth century BC with the name of Zancle city of Messina overlooks the narrow homonymous, mythologically guarded by Scilla e Charybdis.
The provincial territory presents precious naturalistic features, such as the Alcantara Gorges (created by the eruptions of the Monio crater), the mountain range of the Nebrodi e the Aeolian archipelago, inserted in the World Heritage List UNESCO, with its seven islands: filicudi, alicudi, Lipari, Panarea, Volcano, Stromboli e Salina.
From the main town, going up along the Tyrrhenian coast, meet the fishing villages of Ganzirri and of Lighthouse tower, and then cross Cape Pelorus, and reach the shores of the Mortelle, Acquarone, Marine Sindari.
Going down to the south, they meet Scaletta, with a mighty one fortress, Itàla, with an oriental millennial church decorated in lava stone, Chief Ali, having a Norman tower, the medieval village of Savoca, the rocky and fortified promontory of head of Sant'Alessio, and finally, on the heights of the Peloritani mountains, the beautiful ancient village of Forza d'Agro, with its silent suggestive cemetery, enclosed in the remains of the walls of a Norman castle.
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Provinces where the territory is currently divided