Villa San Giovanni

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Villa San Giovanni
Comune
Comune di Villa San Giovanni
VillaPanorama1.jpg
Coat of arms of Villa San Giovanni
Coat of arms
Villa San Giovanni is located in Italy
Villa San Giovanni
Villa San Giovanni
Location of Villa San Giovanni in Italy
Coordinates: 38°13′N 15°38′E / 38.217°N 15.633°E / 38.217; 15.633
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Reggio Calabria (RC)
Frazioni Acciarello, Cannitello, Case Alte, Ferrito, Pezzo, Piale, Porticello
Government
 • Mayor Rocco La Valle
Area
 • Total 12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 13,747
 • Density 1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Demonym Villesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89018
Dialing code 0965
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day June 24
Website Official website

Villa San Giovanni is a town and comune in the province of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, southern Italy. As of 2010 its population was of 13,747.

Geography[edit]

It is located on the coast of Strait of Messina, facing the city of Messina across the narrow strait. The Punta Pezzo lies in the area and is the nearest point to Sicily. It contains a notable lighthouse.

History[edit]

In December 1908 a powerful earthquake killed 698 people in Villa San Giovanni, almost 10% of the then population.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

Ferry services link Villa San Giovanni and Messina, including a train ferry departing from the main railway station. The town is also served by the A3 motorway Salerno-Reggio Calabria

Photogallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Source: Istat 2010

External links[edit]

Media related to Villa San Giovanni at Wikimedia Commons