Montalbano Elicona

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Montalbano Elicona
Comune di Montalbano Elicona
Montalbano Elicona and the castle of Frederick II
Montalbano Elicona and the castle of Frederick II
Coat of arms of Montalbano Elicona
Coat of arms
Location of Montalbano Elicona
Montalbano Elicona is located in Italy
Montalbano Elicona
Montalbano Elicona
Location of Montalbano Elicona in Italy
Montalbano Elicona is located in Sicily
Montalbano Elicona
Montalbano Elicona
Montalbano Elicona (Sicily)
Coordinates: 38°1′N 15°1′E / 38.017°N 15.017°E / 38.017; 15.017Coordinates: 38°1′N 15°1′E / 38.017°N 15.017°E / 38.017; 15.017
Metropolitan cityMessina (ME)
FrazioniPellizzaro, Toscano, Santa Barbara, Villa Braidi, Santa Maria
 • MayorFilippo Taranto
 • Total67.4 km2 (26.0 sq mi)
908 m (2,979 ft)
(31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total2,485
 • Density37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0941
Patron saintMadonna della Provvidenza
Saint day24 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Montalbano Elicona (Sicilian: Muntarbanu) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 150 kilometres (93 mi) east of Palermo and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Messina on the Nebrodi mountains at the border with the Peloritani range.

It is mainly known for the castle built in 1233 by the Emperor Frederick II, the medieval architecture of its streets, the megaliths of Argimusco, and the natural wood of Malabotta.

Montalbano Elicona borders the following municipalities: Basicò, Falcone, Floresta, Francavilla di Sicilia, Librizzi, Malvagna, Oliveri, Patti, Raccuja, Roccella Valdemone, San Piero Patti, Santa Domenica Vittoria, Tripi.

The wood of Malabotta.


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

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