Motta Camastra

Province of Messina

Motta Camastra offers a wonderful medieval atmosphere with its narrow streets, charming churches and aristocratic buildings.

The first settlement of Motta Camastra was founded by the Phoenicians and later dominated by Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Normans. The current old town centre was founded in the late 14th century by Admiral Ruggero di Lauria, a popular feudal lord who ruled many Sicilian feudal towns during the Middle Age. In 1453 the Motta Camastra was acquired by the Sardo family, then by the Romeo in 1629, and the Marzano and Branciforte in 1760 until the abolition of feudalism in 1812.
The most important monuments of the village are:
the Mother Church of St. Michael was built in the seventeenth century and includes some impressive marble statues dating back to the sixteenth century; the Church of the Annunziata, considered the oldest building of the village, was built in 1161 by Normans. The church hosts a precious painting dating back to the late eighteenth century depicting the Madonna del Carmine; the Castle, built in the mid- fourteenth century, displays a charming door made with lava stone and the ruins of the watchtower.

People live here:



Profumi ed Antichi Sapori, typical food festival

Sagra della Noce, food festival

How to get there:

By Car:

From Catania

Get on A18 Catania-Messina, exit Giardini Naxos. Take SS185, exit Sella Mandrazzi – Novara di Sicilia


Hotel Casale Romano 4*

Holiday Home La Martina

Via Minghetti, Motta Camastra ME

Mobile: 0039 328 433 7695

Country House Agripark Gole dell’ Alcantara 3*

Country House San Cataldo 3*

Alcantara Rustic House

B&B Villa Rita 3*

Le Dimore apartments


I Due Compari

Trattoria La Panoramica  

Via XX Settembre, 98030 Motta Camastra, Sicilia, Italia

Mobile: 0039 338 1098636

La Porta del Re all’ Al-Quantarah Trattoria  

via nazionale, 2  98030 Motta Camastra, Sicilia, Italia

Ph. 0039 320 040 4063



Giardini Naxos


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