Capo d'Orlando

 

The center of town is spread around via Crispi, lined with elegant shops, and the promenade that runs parallel to it, along the beautiful beach. On the end of the promontory, the Sanctuary of Maria SS. Capo d'Orlando, (XVII sec.). Attractions: Small Family Foundation Calanovella, Castle Bastion, the Roman baths of Bagnoli.

Frazzanò (Km. 22)

 

the town was founded in the ninth century. A.D. by people who escaped in front of the Arabs. The Mother Church of SS. Annunziata (XVIII c.) The Church of St. Lawrence has a simple facade. Convent of St. Philip of Fragalà - 3 km from Frazzanò towards Longi. The Basilian church, was built by Roger I of Hauteville XI sec., Most likely on the ruins of a church dating from the fifth century ..

Naso (km. 10) Rosario Chapel

A baroque jewel is the Chapel of the Rosary with the painting of Our Lady of the Rosary (Mother Church) It 'a real "explosion" of typical elements of the Baroque, with mixed marble, stucco and so fits perfectly with the style of the period.

San Marco d'Alunzio (km. 20)

 

Ancient village in the province of Messina, twenty-two churches, four museums, four libraries and a greek temple of the fourth century dedicated to Hercules, they can give a great cultural and tourist interest.

Park Nebrodi Km. 25

It is the largest protected area of Sicily. With Monte Soro, which stood highest peak in the park at 1850 meters, hence the view is stunning, with Mount Etna behind and the Aeolian Islands that can be seen looking north.
The low population density of the area has allowed the preservation of the natural habitat of the area and the overall integrity of the territory.

 

 

Tindari - Sanctuary and the Greek theater (km. 30)

 

Tindari was originally a colony of mercenaries who had taken part in the war against Carthage and took the name of Tyndaris in honor of Tyndareus, king of Sparta. The city was founded in 396. C. by Dionysius of Syracuse.
It was the naval base and in its waters the Romans, they routed the Carthaginians. Together with the city of Syracuse came under the rule of the Romans and became a naval base of Sextus Pompey. In 36 a. C. was made by Augustus, who turned it into a Roman colony.

Aeolian Islands (12 miglia)

Islands of wind and sun, the Aeolian Islands, the "Seven Pearls of the Mediterranean" marked by their volcanic origin, constitute a paradise inducing evasion and relaxation, an archipelago unique in the world, privileged universe, where the temperate climate embraces all the twelve months of the year. So similar and so different, Alicudi, Filicudi, Lipari, Panarea, Salina, Stromboli, Vulcano, all extraordinary seduce guests for their natural riches, for their historical and cultural heritage and for their food is simple but delicious ..

 

tour of the macabre

in Sicily we are full of mummies and particularly in the province of Messina. Embalmed bodies displayed behind glass showcases and sometimes even outdoors. To the delight of tourists and fans of the macabre.
Survived merciless action of the time, their deterioration has stopped: and those that were once full of life bodies are now corpses with their twisted smile and jaw wide open seem to want to make fun of us.

 

Tour of Sicily (km. 990)

 

 

"... It is true that many are Sicilies never stop to count them. There is the green of carob Sicily, the white of the salt pans, the yellow of sulfur, the gold of honey, that purpure Lava...."

Gesualdo Bufalino

 

Here are some essential steps of our beautiful Sicily.

 

 

 

Cave of San Teodoro (km. 20)

 

The cave is on an escarpment modeled on Jurassic limestones that borders a large terrace tardopleistocnico whose inner edge, extends a lacustrine deposit characterized by remains of hippopotamus, dwarf elephant, hyena, deer, wild boar, bear, donkey.
It was inhabited between 12,000 and 8,000 years BC. The uniqueness and importance of the cave is given by the discovery of the first Paleolithic burials Sicilian: five skulls and two exceptionally complete skeletons who first allowed a thorough knowledge of the ancients inhabitants of Sicily.
The most important evidence is given by the discovery of the remains of a woman about 30 years old, 165 cm high. which it was given the name Thea.
The site is accessible and usable from Monday to Saturday.

Per informazioni  telefonare al +39-0941-730005.