Province of Messina

Acquedolci is a tiny village located near the Nebrodi mountains characterized by a wonderful natural environment. 

The name of the village, Acquedolci, originates from the nearby river Favara, known for its incredible fresh water. The village was well known for its economic activities such as sugar cane cultivations, wool processing and impressive horse farms. The Lancan family, a Spanish aristocratic family who moved to Sicily in 1391 to rule some feudal towns, built a watchtower to protect these economic activities and the coastline from the pirates invasions.

Close to the village it is possible to visit the San Teodoro Cave. The cave is the result of a karst phenomenon that occurred approximately 8-10 millions years ago. It contains impressive signs of Sicilian history and an ancient settlement dating back to 12000 and 8000 BC.

People live here:



The Carnival.

The Fiera di Maggio is part of the most important historical festivals of Sicily.

Festa San Benedetto il Moro, it is an holy celebration to honour the patron saint of the village.

Festa di San Giuseppe(14/05), holy festivity

Dormition Virginis,(15/08) holy festivity

Easter celebration with traditional local dishes

Roads of Cribs – Christmas in Acquedolci, visit the “Christmas cribs”.

How to get there:

By Car:

From Messina

Get on A20/E90 from Viale Boccetta. Follow A20/E90 to Sant’Agata di Militello. Take exit S.Agata Militello from A20/E90. Drive to SS113, exit Acquedolci.


Residence Ediltur 

via Etnea,

Ph. 0039 0941 727155

Villa Nicetta 3*

Villa Ortoleva

Il Geranio

B&B Thea 2*


Via Ricca Salerno, 10

Ph. 0039 366 2891091

Residence Il Corallo Hotel 3* 


L’Arco Antico

Corso Italia,

Ph. 0039 0941 730039


Il Vecchio Gambero 

Corso Italia, 161

Mobile: 0039 3401444330 – 0039 3497585710

Trattoria il Vecchio Gambero da Silvano

La Cascina

C/da Oliveto

Ph. 0039 0941726193, Mobile: 0039 3358421372 – 0039 3485482479

Il Giardino

Contrada Nicetta

Il Sogno

Via Generale di Giorgio 37

Il Geranio 


Acquedolci beach

Nearby Towns in Messina
Previous Town
Next Town