From the seashore you may see the Eolie island – reachable both through Patti and Milazzo alike – and across the beach, experience beautiful and uncontaminated nature, such as the Mongiove Caves and the Marinello reservoir with its famous lakes.
This villa is situated just below Altura in Tindari, with the Black Madonna – A yearly destination for every pilgrim – and a Greek-Roman archeological site with its famous theatre.
Tindari is one of the most notorious localities in Sicily, due to its geographical position and its wealthy history. 268m high, Tindari is faced on Patti gulf, and from its terraces it is possible to witness an exceptional panorama.
A majority of the international fame surrounding Tindari spins around the famous Black Madonna sanctuary, whose name derives from a particular simulacrum dedicated to Virgin Mary. The sanctuary is situated on the far eastern side of Tindari promontory, facing a coast dropping on the sea, where once an ancient acropolis was based.
Eolie islands are one of the 54 italian sites inserted in Unesco’s list of the World Heritage, in the section dedicated to natural heritage.
The archipelago within the Eolie islands in Sicily is made out of seven splendid islands – Lipari, Panarea, Vulcano, Stromboli, Salina, Alicudi e Filicudi -, and from some islets surfacing on top of a limpid and blue sea.
The archipelago, characterised by a wild and uncontaminated nature, also includes two active volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano, each year a destination for tens of thousands of tourists. The major city in this place is on Lipari. Each island belongs to Messina’s ownership.
A locality for the wealthy and fortunate, within the international jet set whose fame is, as spoken by the locals, “Fashion and scandals”, since the Belle Epoque and the 60s, it hosted celebrities such as Truman Capote, Greta Garbo, stand-out minds such as Quasimodo and Ungaretti, Andre Gide, actors like Ava Gardner and Romy Schneider, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, TV showmen like Giuliana d’Olanda and politicians such as Willy Brandt. They all spent their winters in its luxurious hotels and every night saw them protagonists in the most trending night clubs of the moment.
Taormina is majorly still like this. Cities where the numerous cultural dominances amongst the time were present left testimonials of art and architecture of vivid importance. Its immutable aesthetics offers beauty every season of the year.
The trekking destination for every trekker fanatic in this zone of Sicily is the high top of Etna, the most active volcano in Europe: An enormous cone that topples through a plain with its 3323 m of altitude. On the top, the terminal is situated, but its diverse range of craters offers a challenge.
The natural environment is varied and marvelous. The vegetation is rich and strong up to 2000m, where vast harvests of fruit trees, vineyards and citrus trees, up to 1300m, are substituted to pines, oaks and a vast range of trees. Over 200m you may find junipers, soapworts, artemisia and an endemic variety such as Etna violets and others.
For an ample and complete panoramic it is possible to take the Circumetnea, that in roughly 3 hours it circumnavigates the Etna and its lavic falls. But if you feel daring and would like a close encounters, it is also possible to aim towards the settentrionale slopes in particular.
This zone in Sicily tells more than 3 millenniums of history and civilization, and it presents a cultural heritage extraordinarily variegated. The architecture groups up in different epoques and styles, such as Greek, Roman and Baroque. Siracusa city, founded in 734 BC, in the V century BC was declared by Cicerone as the largest and most beautiful of all Greek cities, which represented a golden age of culture, traditions, enogastronomic and folk. Here many illustrious historical figures lived, such as Archimedes, writer Elio Vittorini, archeologist Paolo Orsi, poet August von Platen and many more.
In Siracusa’s province the highest amount of natural reservoirs can be counted, whereas Portopalo in Capo Passero is the county on the most southern part of Italy. Its coasts, that extend for over 100km, present some of the most beautiful italian beaches.