Car pick up from Taormina and Messina,
transfer to Milazzo, the main port for ferries
and hydrofoils for the Aeolian islands.
You'll probably reach Lipari via boat from Milazzo,
whose coastal fortress is visible from afar.
The citadel is actually Milazzo's only real attraction,
but it's unfortunate that hardly anybody ever visits
this vast structure because within its large
"exterior" walls is a splendid medieval castle
during the Norman era.
Located on the edge of town, the castle is one of
Norman Sicily's best kept secrets and well worth
a visit if you're a lover of medieval military
The castle was one of the first Norman buildings
erected in Sicily, though there were additions
over the centuries.
In the center of the citadel is the square Norman
castle, which somewhat resembles the Tower
of London. Milazzo itself was founded as Mylae
by Greeks from Zancle (Messina) in 716 BC.
Unfortunately, little local evidence remains
of this ancient culture, though Milazzo has a civic
museum that may be considered exceptional for a
locality of its size. At the end of your visit you
will be escorted by your driver-guide to
Taormina or Messina.
The tour is for a party
of max 15 people;
it includes private car transfers and fluent English
speaking driver guide.
*Meals not included
in the price.
Please, contact us for questions
and price estimates.