Moio Alcantara is a small town of
the province of Messina stretching on a valley at 538m a.s.l. Lying
at a close distance to the northern slopes of Etna volcano, it is
the southernmost of the towns in the Nebrodi Park. The neighboring
Monte Moio, one of Etna’s minor craters, has played a decisive
role in the town’s development and history. A lava flow in
remote times managed to reach the Ionian Sea.
The Prince’s Palazzo dei Baroni
Lanza – the town founders –, the small Chiesa di Santa
Maria delle Grazie and the square rusticated tower ashlar façade
are Moio Alcantara’s main cultural attractions. But Moio Alcantara
is above all a place of naturalistic interest with plenty of vines,
olive and citrus groves, and, close at hand, the Alcantara Gorges,
the Pizzo di Castelluzzo and the Etna volcano.