Villafranca Tirrena

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Villafranca Tirrena
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Villafranca Tirrena (Italy)
Villafranca Tirrena
Country Italy
region Sicily
Metropolitan city Messina  (ME)
Local name Villafranca / Bàusu
Coordinates 38 ° 14 '  N , 15 ° 26'  E Coordinates: 38 ° 14 '0 "  N , 15 ° 26' 0"  E
height 22  m slm
surface 14 km²
Residents 8,367 (Dec 31, 2019)
Population density 598 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 98049
prefix 090
ISTAT number 083105
Popular name Villafranchesi
Patron saint San Nicola
Website Villafranca Tirrena
Villafranca Tirrena
Villafranca Tirrena

Villafranca Tirrena is a city in the metropolitan city of Messina in the region of Sicily in Italy with 8,367 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019).

Location and dates

Villafranca Tirrena is 23 km west of Messina . The residents mainly work in agriculture and tourism.

The A20 / E90 motorway runs past the village . Villafranca Tirrena has a train station on the Fiumetorto – Messina railway line . The journey time to Messina Centrale is around 15 minutes.

The neighboring municipalities are Messina and Saponara .


The place was already mentioned in Aragonese times. In the 16th century the place was a fiefdom of the Cottone family.


The castle was built by Stefano Cottone in 1590. In the parish church of San Nicolo there is a painted wooden cross from the 16th century and a marble statue of the Madonna and Child.

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.

Web links

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