Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto is a city in the province of Messina with a population of nearly 40,000. It came about by the joining of the hamlet of Pozzo di Gotto and the new settlement of Barcellona. The city accomodates numerous attractive buildings, such as the Chiesa dellíAssunta, a small church that testifies to the presence of the Capuchin Friars in the area, the 1700ís Chiesa dellíImmacolata, the Chiesa dei Basiliani, with a precious marble relief of the late production of Antonello Gagini, and the Chiesa Madre dedicated to St. Sebastian. The Mother Church is relatively recent in date, being built in the early 1900s. It has a basilical plan and contains several works of art such as a 1600ís painting portraying the Virgin and St. Francis, the 1600ís panel depicting Saint Rock with St. Catherine and St. Nicholas, and a 1400ís panel representing St. Basil.