Borgo Maisale



 Patti: The cathedral was built at the behest of the Great Count Roger de Hauteville, after his death, his wife Adelasia ruled the county of Sicily and Calabria giving a great period of prosperity and peace, until the coming of age of his son Ruggero II , first king of Sicily. Adelasia the Queen in 1115, embittered by the enormous disappointment had from her second husband, retired to Patti where he died in 1118 and his choice was buried in the monastery chapel. Today his tomb is in the Cathedral in a Renaissance tomb, located in the Santa Febronia chapel.
St. Michael’s Gate is the only remaining of the outer walls, crossing through narrow alleys you reach the Church of San Francesco and the Pollini district “poddini” the oldest part of town.

Tindari and greek amphitheater: The Greek city of Tyndaris was founded overlooking the sea in 396 by Dionysius of Syracuse, then a Roman colony was destroyed by violent earthquakes. To visit the ancient church preserved in the heart of the new shrine to the Black Madonna, the remains of the greek-Roman city and amphitheater with its charming landscape in which even today in the summer you can attend interesting representations.

Montalbano Elicona: The town is part of Italy’s most beautiful villages of the circuit and was designated a village of villages 2015. The ancient Castle, the summer residence of King Frederick II of Aragon, dominates the medieval sull’agglomerato.

Milazzo: The city that is set on a promontory between the Gulf of Patti and the Gulf of Milazzo, has the mildest climate of Italy. Ideal starting point for the Aeolian Islands.

Aeolian Islands: The archipelago consists of seven islands of volcanic origin, has two active volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano, in addition to various phenomena of secondary volcanism.

Taormina: Taormina was born as a tourist city, because Sicilians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Saracens chose to stay there for a long time and not just for political reasons. The Normans, particularly, consecrated it as a tourist residential home and became, since then, the center of congresses and conferences, visits and stays.

Alcantara Gorges: The Alcantara river flows along a canyon with lava stone walls up to 25 meters wide and 2 meters in the narrowest and widest points 4-5 meters.

Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe, about 3350 meters s.l.m.
Its landscape is characterized by an extraordinary variety of natural landscapes, alternating wooded areas with endemic botanical species and desolate areas covered by magmatic rock periodically subject to snow. From 2013 list of the assets constituting the World Heritage (UNESCO).

Cefalù: Built on a headland dominated by an overhanging cliff the city has preserved its ancient appearance, around the cathedral built by Roger II.

Palermo: The city is known for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy millennia, a meeting point of cultures, which has invested an important role in the history of the Mediterranean and Italy. Established as a city-port by the Phoenicians between the seventh and sixth centuries BC, it has always been a commercial and cultural crossroads between East and West, so the most important strategic point in the center of the Mediterranean.

Syracuse: Located on the southeast coast of the island, it was once one of the largest cities of the ancient world and among the largest of the greek polis world. In addition, for over a millennium, until the Islamic conquest of Sicily, it was the most important city in Sicily and the island’s capital in the Roman period and Byzantine.