Milazzo on Sicily

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Milazzo is a town (comune) in the Metropolitan City of Messina, Sicily, southern Italy; it is the largest commune in the Metropolitan City after Messina and Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. The town has a population of around 31,500 inhabitants. Milazzo borders with the municipalities of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Merì and San Filippo del Mela.

Milazzo is the point of reference of a vast territory, from Villafranca Tirrena to Patti (over 200,000 inhabitants). Is also, an important centre of the Strait of Messina Metropolitan Area (who also includes areas of Reggio Calabria), with the nearby town Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. Located at the base of a peninsula that juts into the Tyrrhenian Sea with a small promontory, the town is 43 kilometres (27 mi) from the city of Messina.

Palazzo Comunale © Effems/cc-by-sa-4.0 Palazzo D'Amico © Effems/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Clemensfranz/cc-by-2.5 Teatro Trifiletti © Superchilum/cc-by-sa-4.0 Villa Lucifero at Capo Milazzo © Effems/cc-by-sa-4.0 Church of Carmine © Sailko/cc-by-2.5 Palazzo Comunale © Effems/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Villa Lucifero at Capo Milazzo © Effems/cc-by-sa-4.0
Among the sights are:

  • Castle of Milazzo. Begun by the Arabs, enlarged by the Normans, restored and strengthened by Frederick II, it is surrounded by walls with round towers built under Alfonso V of Aragon, with a Gothic portal dating from the 14th century. Near the castle are the ruins of the fourteenth-century palace of the grand jury and the old cathedral (1603) probably built on a design by architect Camillo Camillians.
  • the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • the Baroque Church of the Holy Crucifix (1629), housing a wooden canopy from the 18th century and a wooden crucifix from the early 17th century.
  • Rock church of St. Anthony of Padua
  • Sanctuary of St. Francis of Paola

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