Province of Messina

Basicò is an ancient village located in the province of Messina which was ruled by important aristocratic families who enriched the village with wonderful buildings

Basicò has ancient origins, its first settlement dates back to the 9th century BC. In 1310, Emperor Federico D’Aragona built the Monastery of Santa Chiara and later the first complex of houses creating the current old town centre. Later the village was ruled by some of the most important Sicilian families such as the Lanza, Marullo, Sàccano, Naselli and De Maria. The most important monuments of the village are:
The Church of San Biagio is a charming building erected in the 16th century; the Cripte Ex Church of Santa Maria built in the 13th century; the Mother Church of San Francesco d’Assisi, built in 1607, has three naves including precious works of art made by the most important Sicilian artists of that period; the De Maria Castle built in the 16th century on the ruins of an Arab building.

People live here:



Sagra della Provola Basicotana, food festival

Sagra della Salsiccia, food festival

How to get there:

By Car:

From Messina

Get on A20 Messina – Palermo, exit Falcone

By Train:

the nearest stations are Novara-Montalbano-Furnari, Milazzo, Patti


B&B CasAgricola Talìa

HOTEL La rosa dei venti 4*

Borgo Franza  apartments  

Via Liberta’, 15, 98060 Basicò, Italia , Sicilia


Ristorante Bar Panorama



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