Fort San Salvatore
Entrance to the Port of Messina, on the extreme arm of the scythe.
Built at the behest of Charles V on a project by Antonio Ferramolino. The name of the fort is linked to the fact that the monastery of SS. Salvatore, a Basilian convent whose foundation is attributed to Count Ruggero in 1086. In 1934, the 35 meter high stele of the Madonna della Lettera was placed on the tower at the extreme tip, the lights of which were switched on directly by Pope Pius XI, from Castelgandolfo, with a radio control developed by Guglielmo Marconi.
Three permanent exhibitions dedicated to the heroes of the Italian navy, to the cartography of the Strait of Messina from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century and to the history of the lighthouses of Sicily through the centuries are set up in the rooms in the Fort. It is possible to visit the museum by following the information indicated at the following link: https://www.marina.difesa.it/cosa-facciamo/per-la-cultura/musei/forte_salvatore_messina/Pagine/visita_forte_san_salvatore.aspx
Card insertion: Ignatius Caloggero
Photo: By Hajotthu, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63815647
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