Province of Messina

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:

By Car:

From Messina

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;


Pizzeria Manhattan 

Via Provinciale, 98070 Mirto ME

Ph. 0039 0941 919420

Ristorante Pizzeria Camelot 



Sant’Agata Di Militello

Capo d’Orlando

Gioiosa marea

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