SAVOCA

 

Savoca is a small town in the Messina province, located about 300m a.s.l. and with a total population of 1,552 inhabitants.

It saw the domination of both Normans and Aragonese. It has some interesting churches. The Chiesa Madre dating from the 15th century is the most attracting building, containing some prized works such as a 1500ís holy water-font and a painting of Saint Michael the Archangel from the same period.

The minor 1600ís Chiesa dellíImmacolata, the Chiesa di San NicolÚ and the 1400ís Chiesa di San Michele are also worthy of note. The city accommodates some noble palazzi, most of which are, sadly, damaged or abandoned, and the ruins of an ancient castle.