Province of Messina

Malvagna is a medieval tiny village which is part of the province of Messina. Here it is possible to reach the fascinating Alcantara Gorges. 

The village of Malvagna has impressive ancient origins dating back to the Neolithic period. The current village was founded in the 18th century by Filippo IV and later it was included in the village of Lanza until 1947.
Visiting Malvagna it is possible to discover some interesting cultural attractions such as the Cuba Bizantina, the Church of San Marco and the Convent of San Giuseppe, built in 1720 by Ignazio Migliaccio, includes some amazing frescos dating back to the 18th century.
The village is also part of the green area which includes the Alcantara Gorges. This complex of gorges – also known as Larderia Gorges or Francavilla Gorges – are located in the Alcantara Valley, in Sicily. They can reach a height of 25 meters, creating an impressive natural canyon. This particular kind of landscape hasn’t been created by the slow work of water during the century. It has been created by the violent earthquakes that hit the area over time. The earthquakes broke the basaltic lakes that occupied the area letting the river’s water insinuate inside the cracks.

People live here:


Typical food: 

Lumiricchi a typical Christmas sweets


Fiera dell’Artigianato, (16-19/07) art and craft fair

Sagra delle Frittole e del Maiale, food festival

How to get there:

By Car:

Get on A18 Me-Ca, exit Giardini Naxos. Take SS 185 to Francavilla di Sicilia. exit Malvagna.

By Train:

the nearest railway station is Mojo Alcantara.


B&B “Vulcanetto”

Via Madre Chiesa 14 – Mojo Alcantara

Mobile: 0039 333 6987672

Hotel Feudo Vagliasindi 3*

Strada provinciale Randazzo (CT)

Hotel Le Oreadi 4*


Al Vecchio Torchio del Casale


Naxos Pala

Sant’Anna, Riposto


Marina di San Marco

Giardini Naxos

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