Visiting the Castle of Milazzo, or better said the Fortified Citadel, will make you step into Sicily’s rich past.
Starting from the main Gate we will walk through an imposing tunnelled gateway in the Spanish walls, dating back to the first half of the 16th century; a few steps away we will visit the Old Main Church built at the beginning of the 17th century and then we will head towards the Bastion of the Island, projecting outward from the curtain walls, which offers great views over the western shore of the peninsula. From the near-by Revelin of the Annunciation we will discover a mysterious symbol
Proceeding towards the top we will walk by the Monastery of the Benedectine Nuns and stop at the Aragonese Gate, showing a pointed arch. We will then continue our trip back into history reaching the Swabian Walls and Gate (13th century) which lead to the Courtyard dominated by the Norman Tower, the oldest part of the Castle.
With a last effort we will step into the so-called Frederick’s Domus and to the top terrace. The view from here spans from the northern shore of Sicily to the Aeolian Island and if it is a clear day the Calabrian shore and Mount Etna. It is a magnificent panorama of deep greens, burnt browns and dazzling blues. I’m sure you will agree it was worth the effort.
The visit will be held in the following days
- Monday, October 3 - 14:30 - 16:30
- Tuesday, October 4 - 14:30 - 16:30
- Wednesday, October 5 - 14:30 - 16:30
The vessels "Vega" and "Ubaldo Diciotti" CP941 are moored at the Milazzo harbor and will be available to the MetroSea attendees for a technical visit.
The technical visits will last 30-40 minutes and will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, in the following time slots
- 10:00 - 12:30 (last entry 12:00)
- 14:00 - 16:00 (last entry 15:30)
The guided tour of the Area Marina Protetta di Capo Milazzo (https://www.ampcapomilazzo.it/) will be held in the following days:
- Monday, October 3 - 14:30 - 17:00
- Tuesday, October 4 - 10:30 - 13:00
- Wednesday, October 5 - 10:30 - 13:00
A shuttle service will be available from/to the Castle of Milazzo.
Diving with the Capo Milazzo Diving Center for the MetroSea2022
- Diving at Secca di Ponente, Monday at 15:00
- Snorkenling at Piscina di Venere, Monday at 15:00
- Snorkenling at Piscina di Venere, Tuesday at 15:00
- Diving at Scoglio della Portella, Tuesday at 15:00
The activities will start from the Capo Milazzo Diving Center (via Crispi, at the "Circolo del Tennis e Vela", in front of the Palazzo Comunale). The diving has a PADI agreement and is equipped with SCUBAPRO equipment.
Info and reservations at +39 349 2637838