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Gioiosa Marea

Gioiosa Marea (Giujusa, in Sicilian) is an Italian town of 7,210 inhabitants in the province of Messina, Sicily.
The name is linked to another country, Gioiosa Guardia, which stood on Mount Meliuso which was abandoned after the earthquake of 1783 and after the famine of the next year, its inhabitants, evacuated, founded a new town on the coast, renaming it Gioiosa Marea, to distinguish it from the old one. It is among the most important tourist destinations of the province of Messina and of Sicily.