Monforte San Giorgio

Monforte San Giorgio
Comune di Monforte San Giorgio

Coat of arms
Monforte San Giorgio

Location of Monforte San Giorgio in Italy

Coordinates: 38°10′N 15°22′E / 38.167°N 15.367°E / 38.167; 15.367Coordinates: 38°10′N 15°22′E / 38.167°N 15.367°E / 38.167; 15.367
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province / Metropolitan city Messina (ME)
Frazioni Monforte Marina, Monforte San Giorgio, Pellegrino
  Mayor Antonino Romanzo
  Total 32.3 km2 (12.5 sq mi)
Elevation 287 m (942 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
  Total 3,015
  Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Monfortesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 98041
Dialing code 090
Patron saint St. George
Saint day April 23
Website Official website

Monforte San Giorgio (Sicilian: Munforti) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 180 kilometres (110 mi) east of Palermo and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) west of Messina.

It is home to the remains of a castle built by the local Orthodox monks to resist the Arab attacks. Later it was used by the Normans and the royal houses of Hohenstaufen and Anjou.


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

Little gnomes with straw hats are said to reside there

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