Castelmola

The dating of the origins of Castelmola is around the pre-hellenic period. The name is inspired by the shape of the large rock on which it stands that reminiscent of a thoot. Perhaps, for the its elevated position, there was a time when it has been considered the real acropolis of Taormina, and their stories are so connected that can not distinguish those of one than the other. Mylai was the name of the first settlement, dating back to the Iron Age (VIII century. C.), by Siculi. The colonization of Castelmola follow those of Taormina. Today the village is a destination of most tourists. The village is small and well worth a visit into the its little pedestrian streets. From the panoramic square you entering between streets and alleys discovering the particularity of the buildings. The castle and the cathedral are the two most important historical monuments. Characteristic are his two Bar, the first at the entry square and the other on a scale of Piazza del Duomo. In them you can relax with a glass of almond wine enjoying the view offered from their terraces.


the emblem of castelmola;
Castelmola

Castelmola

Piazza S.Antonio

Piazza S.Antonio

Chiesa S. Giorgio

Chiesa S. Giorgio

Piazza Duomo

Piazza Duomo

Piazza S.Antonio

Piazza S.Antonio

Chiesa Madre

Chiesa Madre

Ex Chiesa S. Antonio

Ex Chiesa S. Antonio

Castello Normanno

Castello Normanno

Panorama su Taormina

Panorama su Taormina

Castelmola

Castelmola

Castello

Castello

Castelmola

Castelmola

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Coordinate: 37.879, 15.278
Distanza b&B: 13Km
Navigatore: Castelmola (Me)
Tempo di percorrenza: 25minuti

Da Visitare

Piazza S. Antonio
Chiesa S. Giorgio
Il Duomo
Ex Chiesa S. Antonio
Castello Normanno
Le vie del Borgo Medievale

Tour di Castelmola

The village of Castelmola is the end point of S.Provinciale along which there are two parking lots. Should approach the one closest to the country to avoid fatigue before the tour. The entrance to the country is represented by Piazza S. Antonio (1) overlooking Taormina and Giardini Naxos. Its space, paved with black and white stone of Etna, is the atrium of the country where the locals love to relax and converse. Down the street you will reach the All Saints Church St George (2) with separate fronts square that bears its name. The church was built around 1450 on a tip of the rocky outcrop, it has a single nave with a simple and linear style. Home to the patron saint of the city for which the villagers have a deep respect that is manifested by the religious festivals dedicated to him. The church houses some valuable works of art and has catacombs. From the church we can forward us inside the medieval village along the narrow streets, to arrive in a small square of the Duomo (3) where you can relax for a few minutes before resuming the tour. Near the square there is the Mother Church (4) dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari. It was rebuilt on the ruins of the church of which 500 remain the side door and the arch of the choir, inside you will see two XVIII century statues and La Maddalena Our Lady of the Rosary. Outside, in front of the entrance, there is a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Giardini-Naxos. We go up the country along the streets of the village past the Town Hall to reach the former. Church of St. Anthony (5) today auditorium from which, with a last effort, we will reach the Norman castle (6) the structure that stands on the highest point of the medieval village and strategic. The walls of the castle will remain. Historians are inclined to establish a period prior to that medieval, dating from the Roman period.

touristic map of castelmola