Monforte San Giorgio

Province of Messina

Monforte San Giorgio offers a wonderful medieval atmosphere with its narrow streets, charming churches and aristocratic buildings.

The village of Monforte San Giorgio has ancient origins dating back to the Bronze Age. The first settlement of the village was founded by Sicani, and later conquered by Greeks and then by Romans. In the Middle Age the town was inhabited by Arabs and then by Normans who contributed to the construction of some of the most important ancient buildings of the city centre.
The most important monuments of the village are the Mother Church, dedicated the patron saint to St. George; The Church of Gesù Maria, was built in 1622; the Arabic borough located near Piazza IV Novembre is one of the most important attractions of the old downtown centre.
Close to the village, it is possible to reach the small village of Pellegrino where you can visit the Church of Madonna di Crispino, built in the 16th century. The sanctuary some of the most important sculptors made by Antonello Gagini in 1507.

People live here:

2.823

Attractions:

Medieval Fest

Giro delle botti e dei catoi, food festival

Live Nativity

How to get there:

By Car:

From Messina

Get on A20 Messina – Palermo, exit Rometta, Torregrotta take SS113 to Messina, exit Monforte Marina.

From Palermo

Take SS113 to Messina, exit Monforte Marina

Accommodations:

Nacional Hotel 3* 

http://www.nacionalhotel.it

B&B Fort Apache 3*

http://www.fortapache.it/

B&B Al Benefizio 3* 

http://www.benefizio.it/

Restaurants:

Trattoria La tana 

http://latana.redsnc.it/

Frà Michele

http://www.framichele.com/

Telaraña

http://www.telarana.it/vetrina.aspx?ID=7

Beaches:

Milazzo:

Baia del Tono

La Fenice

Lido Azzurro

Lido Mojito

Open Sea

Playa Mignon

Ponentino Lido

Sayonara Beach Club

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