Forza D'Agrò

The first settlement dates back to the X century, under the name of Vicum Agrillae, while its present name dates at the XIV century. The charm of this country and of the its ancient part haven't the time not season: also during the evenings (when the electric lanterns light the streets of Quartarello) or in winter Forza d'Agro keeps its ancient secrets, in its lights and its shadows . Here, as in Savoca, Francis Ford Coppola has shot some scenes from Il Padrino, rapt by the atmosphere of timeless of site, from the atmosphere still traditional and unspoilt. Forza d'Agro is one of the most picturesque villages of Ionic Sicily. We recommend you to parking the car in the square Cammareri, at the town hall, and to enter into the village on foot. The houses, almost all collapsed or damaged by bombing in the Second World War, are an anthropological museum in the open air.

the emblem of forza d'agrò;

panoramica

panoramica

Arco

Arco

Chiesa

Chiesa

Chiesa S Francesco

Chiesa S Francesco

Duomo

Duomo

Altare duomo

Altare duomo

Duomo

Duomo

Castello

Castello

P.zza G. Paolo

P.zza G. Paolo

Panoramica

Panoramica

Quartieri

Quartieri

Giardino Pubblico

Giardino Pubblico

Info Utili


Coordinate: 37.914, 15.334
Distanza b&B: 20Km
Navigatore: Forza d'Agrò (Me)
Tempo di percorrenza: 30minuti

Da Visitare

Il Castello
Chiesa S. Francesco
Il Duomo
Chiesa S. Antonio Abate
Chiesa Santissima Trinità
Giardino Pubblico

Tour di Forza D'Agrò

To park there are the special stalls with blue stripes. Try to get as close to the Piazza Giovanni XXIII (1) from which you will start your tour. The square offers an enchanting panoramic view of embedding together Taormina with Mount Etna behind. On the square is the church of St. Catherine or St. Francis (2) a historical building made in spartan manner according to the dictates of the order Franciscan. Inside there is the tabernacle, which dates back to 600, where is located the statue of St. Catherine. After crossing the Piano largo (3), where you can park, you will reach the Duomo (4) built in 1400 was renovated first in 1648 and then in 1693 suffering the influences of style typical of those times Baroque. The transept and apse are the original plant in 1400. After leaving the church, we continue along the small streets of the village to reach one of the oldest neighborhoods with medieval structure, the Quartarello (5). You will see the small houses leaning against each other as a three-dimensional puzzle, where time seems to have stopped a day in which they were abandoned. Through the small alleys you will come to Via dei Normanni, a stone staircase that will lead you to the Norman Castle (6) an ancient fortress dating back to the 'eleventh century built by the Great Count Roger. Its plant was built to defend the city then housings for soldiers, warehouses and the Church of the Crucifix. Today only ruins remain and the site is closed at visitors. Going down towards the village we will pass by Via Belvedere that offers a scenic walk along the coastline that goes from S. Alessio up to Messina. At the end of Via Belvedere, we will enter again in the country to come to the Triad staircase, after via S. Agostino, to admire the Arch of Durazzesco which leads to a large square on which stands the Church of SS. Trinity (7). With a single nave, it was built in 1576. The interior contains four wooden altars and paintings on the walls. Before leaving, it is worth stopping out of the country to the Municipal villa (8) where there are trails that will take you to the top of the park where you can make beautiful panoramic photos in nature.

touristic map of forza d'agrò