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Via San Raineri

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, whose lights were switched on directly by Pope Pius XI, from Castelgandolfo, with a radio control developed by Guglielmo Marconi.


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