The starter point
It represents the closest point to the Aeolian islands. But, there’s much more going on here! On the North coast side, Milazzo is also the opposite point of Torre Faro, the last point of Sicily before Calabria. Surely, you can expect a breath-taking view! In general, you’ll find beautiful sea places near Messina. Look our villas with pool in Sicily our villas with sea view in Sicily and choose your stay. Once you arrive in Sicily, the distance between the airport cities, Palermo or Catania, is equal. The travel time from two airports is approximately two and half hours by train or car.
Now we suggest to leave the Milazzo village and move to Capo Milazzo. Crossing fields and rural ways, you head North by bicycle or car. Capo Milazzo represents the last thin strip of land, surrounded by sea and covered by green grass. Especially during the sunset, this place make you feel in a natural paradise. You’ll visit the ancient part of Milazzo, a nice center located in a small promontory. There, the entire village is dominated by a majestic castle. This building is an interesting mixture of different styles between Arab, Norman and Spanish. The castle is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 until 08:30 pm. Then, your visit continues in the Muma, the sea museum (Museo del Mare). It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 untile 06:30 pm.
Furthermore, near these places , we suggest to stop in Degus restaurant to appreciate the Aeolian recipes! Capo Milazzo is a small part of the village, so you can go around easily. From there, you could reach the Sanctuary of Saint Anthony in 15 minutes walk away. This amazing place was dug out of the rocks to protect the fishermen for ever. Indeed, the Sanctuary is considered a sacred place according to several miracles. Last but not least, the Venus pool, the most magic place of Capo Milazzo. The ritual bath gives you peaceful and relaxing moments. The sea flow comes into a sea rock perimeter where you can plunge into a still water.
Departures for the Aeolian Islands
The first thing that you’ll see is the Vulcano Island. But, usually, when the sky is totally clear the islands appear all together like in a mirage. The horizon is often a magic intersection between the Aeolian tops and the Calabrian cost. Before you start the Aeolian trip, consult the boat company to know the routes. If you have not much time, you could consider also the daily trip from Milazzo for a boat excursion from 10:00 am until 10 pm. Remember that if you have a car you can also leave your car in a rental garage.
This article was written by Giulia Sofi
Today, she creates editorial content for cultural magazine and exhibition project.
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