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For people with the surname, see Capizzi (surname).

Comune di Capizzi
Panorama di Capizzi.JPG
Capizzi is located in Italy
Location of Capizzi in Italy
Coordinates: 37°51′N 14°29′E / 37.850°N 14.483°E / 37.850; 14.483Coordinates: 37°51′N 14°29′E / 37.850°N 14.483°E / 37.850; 14.483
Metropolitan cityMessina (ME)
 • MayorGiacomo Leonardo Purrazzo
 • Total69.9 km2 (27.0 sq mi)
Elevation1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total2,284
 • Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code98031
Dialing code0935
WebsiteOfficial website

Capizzi (Greek: Καπίτιον; Latin: Capitium) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Palermo and about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southwest of Messina.

Capizzi borders the following municipalities: Caronia, Cerami, Cesarò, Mistretta.


The origins of Capizzi are unclear, although certainly ancient. Capitium is mentioned by Cicero and Ptolemy, and appears from the former to have been a place of some importance. He mentions it in conjunction with Haluntium (modern San Marco d'Alunzio), Enguium (modern Gangi), and other towns in the northern part of the island, and Ptolemy enumerates it among the inland cities of Sicily. Its situation on the southern slope of the mountains of Caronia, about 26 kilometres (16 mi) from the Tyrrhenian Sea, and the same distance from Gangi (Enguium), accords well with the ancient indications.[2]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Cicero, in Verr. iii. 4. 3; Ptoemy. iii. 4. § 12; Cluverius Sicil.
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.