Milazzo, what to see around the city and in the surroundings
Some people are interested in nature others like history or staying in the open air and there are those who prefer spending an entire day in a museum. So there’s enough for everyone in Milazzo and Chi nnicchi e nnacchi have got their own tastes too. So here is our guide about what to see in the city and in the surroundings.
What to see in Milazzo
The biggest fortress of Sicily stands out in Milazzo: it is the Arab-Norman Castle. Then there are plenty of ships in Rione Vaccarella (Vaccarella District) and the coastline stretches up to the Cape. The Tono Bay is the natives’ beach while by the Sant’Antonio Bay there’s an amazing staircase that leads you to the rocky sanctuary of Sant’Antonio. Milazzo is not a land of fishermen only, it is also a patchwork of history and art: from the late Roman, Proto-byzantine Necropolis to the Liberty Villino Greco and Villa Vaccarino, the Sea Museum and the Cathedral of S. Stefano.
The folklore comes to the surface between the Faith and the Myth.
What to see in Milazzo on a day trip
If you just have one day to visit the city you can spend a charming nice day around in any case.
You can visit the town hall and the Hall of Carmine, then you can get along the Garibaldi seafront then turn in Cristoforo Colombo street.
You pass by Villino Greco and Villa Vaccarino, you turn right in Impallomeni street where you can visit the Church of San Francesco di Paola.
You can finally deep into the old village and visit the Castle.
At the centre of the costellation of some of the most charming locations in Sicily
Milazzo, what to see in the surroundings
After Milazzo, what to see in Taormina
It is one of the main Greek cities in Sicily: everlasting architecture like the Greek Theatre (“the theatre on the world stage”) and the Odeon. The Arab and Gothic remains decorate Palazzo Corvaja and Badia Vecchia. And the sea is not less charming: from the beach of Mazzarò you can even reach the blue cave (Grotta Azzurra).
Archipelago of the Aeolian Islands
Sparks of lava in the evening in Stromboli, obsidian pouring in Lipari, cliffs and amazing prehistoric villages in Filicudi, fumarole and VIP in Panarea, wild nature in Alicudi, Pollara and malvasia in Salina, mud baths in Vulcano and much more. They are the seven sisters of the emerald Tyrrhenian Sea.
What to see in Cefalù
It is one of the most beautiful villages of Italy, the Normans conquered Cefalù and they constructed the Cathedral which belongs to the Unesco Heritage. Along the track that goes up to the Stronghold you can see the Temple of Diana, a megalithic construction that dates back to the 9th century A.C. It is an
unmissable stop: the Mandralisca Museum keeps the man Portrait by Antonello da Messina.
Cited by Quasimodo and Camilleri, Tindari is the Pearl of the Patti Gulf. The mythical “Black Madonna” is kept in the sanctuary overlooking the sea. Once the Acropolis was set there, actually the Archaeological Park is not far. There is a lush vegetation in the Valley above the Marinello lakes.
The Nebrodi Park
Vultures, biodiversity and changing coloured rocks: if you love nature you can’t miss the Nebrodi Park. Different challenging tracks are available along the 200.000 acres, from the Ridge (75 km) to the excursion to the Crasto Rocks (less than three hours). There are also some equipped areas, food and wine and some villages overlooking the Etna.
The Etna Park
Wether you travel by a jeep or you walk around the Circumetnea you are always surrounded by the moon landscape of Mongibello: it is an incomparable experience. You can choose among different excursions like the Crateri Silvestri (extinct craters) or the Crateri Sommitali (active craters) or you can also go skiing on the highest active volcano of Europe.