Frazzanò is a small village included in the province of Messina with incredible ancient traditions.
Frazzanò was founded by Arabs in 860 BC. Later the village was conquered by Saracens, Normans and Spanish who contributed to the development of the old town centre. The most important monuments of the village are the S.Filippo Abbey, built by King Roger in 1090, includes a wonderful library where it is possible to find ancient Greek and Latin parchments; the Mother Church of S. Annunziata, built in 1117 by Queen Adelasia del Vasto, has medieval origins; the Church of San Lorenzo was built in 1555 on the ruins of an ancient Greek church dedicated to San Nicolò di Bari; the Museum of Sacred Traditions includes an interesting collection which evidence the importance of the religion in the ancient society of the island.
People live here:
Frazzanò Folk Fest, Music festival
Festival della Valle del Fitalia – Traditional Art festival
Sagra“Du Pani Cunzatu” food festival
Sagra dei Maccheroni food festival
Festa di San Martino and Sagra delle Castagne, food festival
How to get there:
Get on A20/E90 to SP157 in Rocca di Capri Leone. Take exit Rocca di Capri Leone-Capo d’Orlando Ovest from A20/E90. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto SP157.
B&B La Via Del Carretto
Hotel “Antica Filanda” 3*
C.da Raviola snc, 98070 Capri Leone ME
Ph. 0039 0941 919704;
Via Provinciale, 98070 Mirto ME
Ph. 0039 0941 919420
Ristorante Pizzeria Camelot
Sant’Agata Di Militello