Savoca

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Savoca
Comune di Savoca
Church of St. Nicolò
Church of St. Nicolò
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
San Michele Church.

Savoca (Sicilian: Sàvuca) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 170 kilometres (110 mi) east of Palermo and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Messina.

Savoca borders the following municipalities: Casalvecchio Siculo, Forza d'Agrò, Furci Siculo, Sant'Alessio Siculo, Santa Teresa di Riva.

The town, together with Forza d'Agrò, was the location for the scenes set in Corleone of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972).[3] Bar Vitelli in Savoca, which is still a functioning establishment, was featured in the motion picture as the place where Michael Corleone asked Apollonia's father to meet his daughter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "In search of... The Godfather in Sicily". The Independent. Independent Digital News and Media Limited. April 26, 2003. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2016.

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