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Milazzo

(mēlät`tsō), town (1991 pop. 31,541), NE Sicily, Italy, on a peninsula in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the ancient MylaeMylae
, ancient port, NE Sicily, now Milazzo. It was settled by colonists from Messina. Here in 260 B.C. the Romans in a newly built fleet were led to victory over the Carthaginians by the consul Caius Duilius in the First Punic War; it was Rome's first naval triumph.
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. The town is a wine-trade and tuna-fishing center and is the gateway to the nearby Lipari Islands. Garibaldi completed his conquest of Sicily by defeating (June, 1860) the Bourbon troops there. Milazzo has an imposing 13th-century castle (now a prison) and a 16th-century cathedral.

Milazzo

a port in NE Sicily: founded in the 8th century bc; scene of a battle (1860), in which Garibaldi defeated the Bourbon forces. Pop.: 32 108 (2001)
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