San Filippo del Mela

San Filippo del Mela is a city in the province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, with 7292 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012).

Location and data

San Filippo del Mela is located 35 km west of Messina. The inhabitants mainly work in agriculture and fisheries.

The neighboring municipalities are Merì, Milazzo, Pace del Mela and Santa Lucia del Mela.


Since 1188, Casale S. Philippi is as possession of a royal chaplain, Master Benedict, testified his disputes with the Bishop Stephan of Patti and its Casale S. Lucia were settled by a comparison, the King William II authenticated, and for the Bishop was associated with considerable costs. Both in this document as in the Rationes decimarum, a papal tithe Inquisition at the beginning of the 14th century, it can be seen that in this room a linguistically mixed population of Greeks and Latins in 1188 also from Saracens lived.


  • Church, the construction was started 1760-1768 and completed in the Gothic Revival style.