Forza d'Agrò

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Forza d'Agrò
Agrós  (Greek)
Comune di Forza d'Agrò
Cathedral Santissima Annunziata of Forza d'Agrò
Cathedral Santissima Annunziata of Forza d'Agrò
Location of Forza d'Agrò
Forza d'Agrò is located in Italy
Forza d'Agrò
Forza d'Agrò
Location of Forza d'Agrò in Italy
Forza d'Agrò is located in Sicily
Forza d'Agrò
Forza d'Agrò
Forza d'Agrò (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°55′N 15°20′E / 37.917°N 15.333°E / 37.917; 15.333
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityMessina (ME)
Government
 • MayorPasquale Fabio Di Cara
Area
 • Total11 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation
420 m (1,380 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2017)[2]
 • Total894
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Forzesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
98030
Dialing code0942
Patron saintHoly Crucifix
Saint daySeptember 14
WebsiteOfficial website

Forza d'Agrò is a town and comune in southern Italy. It is within Sicily, Italy.

History[change | change source]

Greek settlers lived in the town from 8th century and the 5th century BC. The town was most likely a fortress. The Romans conquered the region in 135 BC. It was under Byzantine rule from 536 AD to 827 AD. The Monastery of the Church of S. Peter and Paul of Agrò were built. Roger I of Sicily and his successors built the Castle of Forza D'Agrò and rebuilt the monastery. Forza D'Agrò was loyal to the Spanish crown during the anti-Spanish revolution of 1674. The British used the Castle of S. Alessio and the Castle of Forza D'Agrò as forts against Napoleon in the 19th century.

Movies[change | change source]

In the 1970s the town was one of the filming locations for The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II, alongside Savoca.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. Demographics data from ISTAT