Mongiuffi Melia offers a wonderful natural environment where it is possible to discover stunning ancient caves framed by a prominent Mediterranean vegetation.
The foundation of Mongiuffi Melia is dating back to the Middle Age, when it became part of the extended area of Taormina. In 1643, the village was acquired by the noble Giuseppe Barile. Later the aristocratic family Rao ruled the small town until the abolition of the feudalism.
The most important monuments of the village are:
the Santuario Madonna della Libertà; the Church of San Leonardo, built in the 16th century; the Church of San Nicolò di Bari, erected in 1690 with the typical red stone from Taormina; the Caldaia del Drago, also known as the Quattara U ‘DRAU, is a natural path characterized by two caves dug by the constant flow of water and framed by a prominent Mediterranean vegetation.
People live here:
San Martino Odori, Sapori della Valle del Ghiodaro, typical food festival
How to get there:
Get on A18 Me-Ct, exit Taormina. Take SS114 to Messina, exit Letojanni. Follow SP11, exit Mongiuffi Melia
Hotel Silemi 4*
Residence Letojanni 3*
Ristorante Al Santuario
Contrada Fanaca, 98030, Mongiuffi Melia (ME)
Mobile: 0039 338 955 4427