Foto con vista panoramica di Castelmola. Photo with a panoramic view of Castelmola.

Castelmola, what to see in this village a stone’s throw from Taormina

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Visit Castelmola to discover what to see in this ancient village!

If you land in Sicily passing through the city of the Strait of Messina, in addition to visit Messina and its historical centre to appreciate its beauty and especially its Messina Italy attractions like the cathedral with its bell tower, you have to know also that, one of the most commonly suggested Messina’s things to do is also the visit of its beautiful provinces.

Among the many alternatives, we would like to suggest you one of the most loved tours that includes the tour of the best known Taormina, the coolest town in Sicily, defined as the pearl of the Mediterranean for its architectural and landscape beauties, the and the less known but no for this reason less evocative village of Castelmola to discover what to see in this charming place in the surroundings of the two main cities.


As said before, one of Messina’s things to do is the visit of its surroundings, and Castelmola is one of the main places to see. It is a small village located in the upper part of Taormina, for this reason is considered the easiest excursion to do in terms of time and distance if you are already sure that you want to visit Taormina. But what to see in Castelmola?

  • As soon as you arrive at the entrance of the village, you will find yourself in sant'Antonio panoramic square, and what to see in Castelmola if not its breath-taking view on the Sicilian Ionian coast with its bays and on Taormina and its castle. Arm yourself with smartphones or cameras, because a selfie with this view will be the envy of your followers, who will certainly want to live this fantastic experience, so do not forget to use the hashtag #experiencediscovermessina!
  • Then, you will be immediately struck by the warmth of Sicily and its people always available and happy to welcome visitors from all over the world. The castelmolesi (this is the name of the inhabitants) are very proud to point out that their village is the birthplace of almond wine, so you can enjoy your wine tasting sicily both in the San Giorgio bar of don Vincenzo Blandano who was its inventor, or not far from here in the eccentric bar Turrisi taormina.
  • Moreover, in Castelmola what to see if not the place that gives it its name? We will reach the upper area of the village where there are the remains of the Castle of Mola, that was once a fortress that, from its elevation, controlled a vast territory from enemy raids. From here, you can enjoy the view of the majestic Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe still active.
  • Then, you just have to walk and get lost in its alleys where you can still feel the eternal charm of the most authentic Sicily, the one not corrupted by the massive urbanization, the island of the sun, of the sea, of the mountains , of volcanoes. In the meanwhile, you will come across various churches including the Cathedral dedicated to San Nicola di Bari and the church of San Giorgio which is also the protector of the place.

Rely on the expertise of those who work daily in the area and choose to do this tour to discover in Castelmola what to see and what to do in Taormina accompanied by the guides of Discover Messina Sicily, who will be happy to lead you to discover these two Sicilian.

For more information on the excursion, you can consult our website