Discover the city centre of Milazzo and its castle, the biggest in Sicily
Milazzo was awarded as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy for 2016-2017!
The centre of the town is nice, there are a lot of shops open during the day, and in the evening there are pubs and pizzerias available. In summer time, they also play music next to a pleasant promenade.
Another beautiful part of the town is the ancient one, called Borgo, where the castle stands. This is a fortified town perfectly visible from each part of the city. The Castle of Milazzo is the biggest in Sicily and there are different buildings inside its walls: the old cathedral, the Benedictine monastery and the keep.
If you face the front of the castle, go left and then on the right you will see a street going up: follow it and turn left. From there, you will enjoy a beautiful view of the castle and the Aeolian Islands. You will also see some stairs: climb up them carefully, and you will find yourselves in the area called Fortino which, as you will see, was a military fort. From this position, you can see the city centre and also understand that Milazzo is a strip of land surrounded by two seas.
Proceeding to the top of the town, you will reach the natural area called “Capo Milazzo”, from where you can admire a beautiful sea view and all the anchored boats in the bay. There is a staircase on the left of the roundabout, walk downstairs and enter the little church of Saint Anthony, which is interesting to see because it is carved out of rock.
Where to eat in Milazzo: the best fish restaurants
Last but not least...my suggestions for a special dinner in Milazzo: Totò passami l’olio, Trattoria da Filippo, Al Bagatto and Pescheria Caravello. All these restaurants are places for local people. If you want to end with a delicious Sicilian granita, read our Uncover the best granita in Sicily with US!
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