Savoca

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Savoca
Comune di Savoca
Savoca
Savoca
Location of Savoca
Savoca is located in Italy
Savoca
Savoca
Location of Savoca in Italy
Savoca is located in Sicily
Savoca
Savoca
Savoca (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°57′21″N 15°20′22″E / 37.95583°N 15.33944°E / 37.95583; 15.33944Coordinates: 37°57′21″N 15°20′22″E / 37.95583°N 15.33944°E / 37.95583; 15.33944
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Metropolitan cityMessina (ME)
FrazioniBotte, Cantidati, Contura, Cucco, Mancusa, Mortilla, Rina, Rogani, Romissa, Scorsonello, San Francesco di Paola
Government
 • MayorAntonino Bartolotta
Area
 • Total9.08 km2 (3.51 sq mi)
Elevation
330 m (1,080 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2017)[2]
 • Total1,714
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Savocesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
98038
Dialing code0942
WebsiteOfficial website

Savoca (Sicilian: Sàvuca) is a comune (municipality) in Italy.

Geography[change | change source]

It is located within the Province of Messina in Sicily. The area borders Casalvecchio Siculo, Forza d'Agrò, Furci Siculo, Sant'Alessio Siculo, and Santa Teresa di Riva.

History[change | change source]

The history of the area goes back to the Romans. The region became part of the Kingdom of Sicily in the 12th century. There was cultural and economic prosperity from the 15th to 18th century and decline since the 19th century. More people have been moving to the coastal regions of Sicily. Tourism has slowed down the decline. The town is part of the I Borghi più belli d'Italia. This is a collection of historic towns for tourism.[3] The town has many historic buildings. Some notable buildings are castle Pentefur, old Town Hall, Archimandrite Palace, Church of San Michele and Church of San Nicolò.

Movies[change | change source]

The town is also known, because The Godfather was filmed there, alongside the town Forza d'Agrò. The Bar Vitelli and the Church of San Nicolò were the two filming locations of The Godfather.[4]

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. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. "Homepage". I Borghi più Belli d'Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 2022-07-12.
  4. "Sicily, Savoca | Visit Sicily official page". Visit Sicily. 2015-10-12. Retrieved 2022-07-12.