Alcara Li Fusi

Province of Messina

Alcara Li Fusi is a small village rich in history located close to the Nebrodi mountains which offers a wonderful view of the coastline. 

Alcara Li Fusi was founded by the inhabitants from the villages of Castro and Demenna after Arabs completely destroyed their towns. Later, Roger I sold the feudal town to the diocese of Troina. In the 19th century the spanish Bourbons conquered the area and introduced lots of taxes, which reduced the village to severe poverty.

The most important monuments of the village are the Church of S. Pantalone Martire; the Church of Rosario is considered a wonderful example of Renascence architecture in Sicily including precious paintings and sculptures; the Monastery of Benedictine Virgins includes the Sacred Art Museum which displays incredible ancient wooden sculptures, vestments and paintings dating back to the 15th century; the Church of Maria SS. Assunta is a Byzantine building which includes a wonderful pipe organ created in the 17th century; the Church of SS. Annunziata, built in the 16th century; the Church of S. Michele built in 1523 has a wonderful wooden ceiling enriched by beautiful frescos; the Monastery of S.Maria del Rogato, erected in 1090 by Gran Conte Ruggiero; the Hermitage of S.Nicolò Politi, built in the 12th century, includes a tiny caves where the Saint used to live.

Close to the village it is possible to visit the Lauro Cave, a marvellous Karstic cavern located in the Rocche del Crasto.

People live here:



Sagra del Fungo Porcino dei Nebrodi, food festival

Festa del Muzzuni is one of the oldest festivals in Italy

Country Festival, Cultural festival

Settimana del Pianeta Terra,(18-25/10) Earth Festival

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. Take SP161 to Via Ugo Foscolo in Alcara Li Fusi.

From Palermo

Get on E90 and A20 to Sant’Agata di Militello. Take exit S.Agata Militello from A20/E90. Take SP161 to Alcara Li Fusi.


Affittacamere Nicolò

Via Giovanni Amendola, 17, 98070

Mobile: 0039 347 292 7684


Ristorante Pizzeria “U Muzzuni” 

Via Antonio Gramsci, 25, 98070

Mobile: 0039 340 089 9013

Country House Chiusa Badia Di Calco’ Nunzio

ctr. Carbuncolo,

Mobile: 0039 340 673 0368

Ristorante Pizzeria ” Il Mulino” 

via Antonio Gramsci 31 b

Mobile: 0039 389 998 1578



Capo d’Orlando

Rocca di Capri Leone

Sant’Agata di Militello

Lido di Torrenova

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