The province of Messina includes also the beautiful Aeolian islands in the Thyrrhenian Sea, 7 in all, with 4 different communes, Lipari which includes the isles of Alicudi, Filicudi, Lipari, Panarea, Stromboli and Vulcano, while on the large island of Salina are the comuni of Malfa, Leni and Santa Maria Salina.
Province of Messina, Sicilia
- Area: 3247 km²
- Population: about 680,000 inhabitants
- Zip/postal codes: 98000-98100
- Phone Area Codes: 090, 0941, 0942
- Car Plate: ME
- Communes: 108 communes
- Official website: http://www.provincia.messina.it/.
Provinces of Sicily
History - Antiquity and the Middle Ages
History - Modern Times
The catastrophic earthquake of 28 December 1908 destroyed most of the provinces of Messina and Reggio Calabria, just in Messina victims were between 60,000 and 80,000. After decades of reconstruction further destruction came with WW2 bombings in 1943.