di Sicilia is a mountain village lying on the border between the
Peloritani and the Nebrodi mountains, skirted by a panoramic road
that winds its way from the coast up the mountains through a beautiful
landscape of pine woods and lush Mediterranean vegetation. The town,
of medieval origin, is overshadowed by a ruined Saracen castle.
At the heart of the settlement, rises the Duomo, housing a wooden
altar, candelabrum and lectern all sculpted with unusual figures
with primitive features.
excursions – The road continues inland to a mountain pass,
Portella Mandrazzi (1125m), from where wonderful views stretch over
the Alcantara valley and, beyond, Mount Etna. From here, it is easy
to follow on to Francavilla di Sicilia and to explore its fascinating