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San Marco d'Alunzio

San Marco d'Alunzio

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San Marco d'Alunzio

San Marco d'Alunzio

San Marco d'Alunzio

San Marco d'Alunzio

San Marco d'Alunzio

San Marco d'Alunzio

San Marco d'Alunzio

San Marco d'Alunzio

San Marco d'Alunzio

San Marco d'Alunzio

San Marco d'Alunzio

San Marco d'Alunzio (Sammarcu in Sicily) is located in Sicily, inside the Parco dei Nebrodi. Its foundation dates back to the 4th century BC. and during the Greek rule it was a flourishing center called Alontion and its own currency. During the Punic wars it was conquered by the Romans, proclaiming it autonomous municipium, renaming it Aluntium and, during this period, the town was characterized by an artistic and economic development of which there is still testimony in the archaeological monuments and in a vast epigraphic literature. With the fall of the Roman Empire of the West, Aluntium was first conquered by the Byzantines, who called it Demenna, and then by the Arabs who surrounded the town of walls. The Normans, defeated the Arabs, made their center of government and called St. Mark in honor of the evangelist and in memory of the first city conquered in Calabria. From the 11th century it was the rule of Roberto Guiscardo degli Altavilla, who chose it as the starting point and as a military garrison for the conquest of Sicily. During this time the monastery of the Benedictine nuns was built with the adjoining church of the Most Holy Savior. Abbot Filangieri and his family ruled the city until the end of feudalism in Sicily. Under the control of the Filingeri family, Saint Mark became an economically and culturally well-developed center and was enriched by many churches. During their rule in the city, famous personalities were born such as Scipione Rebiba, who became a cardinal, born of a Filangieri in the district of San Basilio on February 3, 1504, and Girolamo Lanza, the hermit and founder of the rudiments of Monte Pellegrino to which belonged the young Benedetto Manasseri by Brother. On July 30, 1862, the San Marino City Council decided to add the name of St. John the Apostle to San Marco d'Alunzio, to remind the ancient origins of the center.

They certainly deserve to visit the Temple of Hercules, the ruins of the Norman Castle and the Church of the Most Holy Savior.

Municipality of San Marco d'Alunzio
Metropolitan City of Messina
Sicily Region

Inhabitants: 1.957
Center Altitude: 540 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Protected natural areas:
Nebrodi Park

Municipality of San Marco d'Alunzio
Via Garibaldi - San Marco d'Alunzio (ME)
Tel. 0941-797007

Nebrodi Park: Uncontaminated nature, art and gastronomic excellence in Sicily

Visiting Nebrodi Park is a great idea, whether for a weekend or for longer periods. This Sicilian territory has everything to conquer you: the power of nature, the culture, the excellence of local gastronomy.

Next or present Events

  • Festa di Sant'Antonio Abate and Blessing of Animals
    20-01-2019
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-01-20 2019-01-20 Europe/Rome Festa di Sant'Antonio Abate and Blessing of Animals San Marco d'Alunzio

  • Feast of the Crucifix of Aracoeli
    29-03-2019
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-03-29 2019-03-29 Europe/Rome Feast of the Crucifix of Aracoeli During the feast there will be the Procession with Babbaluti Hooded. San Marco d'Alunzio

    During the feast there will be the Procession with Babbaluti Hooded.

  • Medieval Day
    02-06-2019
    Historical reenactments

    Add to calendar 2019-06-02 2019-06-02 Europe/Rome Medieval Day San Marco d'Alunzio

  • Feast of the Saints Patrons Marco and Nicola
    31-07-2019
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-07-31 2019-07-31 Europe/Rome Feast of the Saints Patrons Marco and Nicola San Marco d'Alunzio

  • St. Basil's Feast and Procession with Basil Torches
    02-08-2019
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-08-02 2019-08-02 Europe/Rome St. Basil's Feast and Procession with Basil Torches San Marco d'Alunzio

  • Palio dell'Assunta with parade of medieval costumes
    15-08-2019
    Historical reenactments

    Add to calendar 2019-08-15 2019-08-15 Europe/Rome Palio dell'Assunta with parade of medieval costumes San Marco d'Alunzio

Past Events

  • Holiday Village
    25-04-2018
    Holiday Village
    Festival

    A day full of culture and entertainment during the anniversary of the Liberation of Italy

Other Events

  • Christmas Period - Traditional Christmas Novelty with dialect songs and tour for the houses of Jesus Child visitusu.
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