Province of Messina

Piraino is an Arab ancient village located in the Province of Messina.

The village of Piraino was founded by Arabs in the Middle Age. In the eighteenth century, the feudal town was acquired by the noble family of Lancia which ruled the village for a long time. The historical events of the village are the same that affected the entire area until the unification of Italy.
The most important monuments of the village are the Church of S.Francesco, the Mother Church of Santa Maria, built in 1500 on the ruins of an ancient church erected in 1200. The church includes impressive ancient works of art and vestments dating back to the 18th century; the Church of Santa Caterina is located on the top of the hill where it is possible to enjoy a wonderful view of the island.

People live here:



The Carnival 

The Live Nativity

How to get there:

By Car: 

Get on A20, exit Brolo/Capo d’Orlando est. Take SS113 to Messina, exit Comune di Piraino (Gliaca).

By Train:

the nearest stations are Brolo, Gioiosa Marea and Patti


Hotel La scogliera 3*


Hotel Riviera del Sole 4*


Hotel CalanovellaMare 3*


Just b&b 3*



La scogliera  


Riviera del Sole  Hotel/Ristorante 4* 


Pizzeria Panineria Bar “Partycolare” 

Via del Sole, Piraino

Ph. 0039 0941 561312

Risotrante Pizzeria Oasi

Via Stazione, Piraino

Ph. 0039 0941 563081

Ristorante U Vurparu Magistro Srl  

Via Parrazza, Provincia di Messina

Mobile: 0039 347 594 3136

Borgo Murauto  


Ristorante Pizzeria Costanzo 

98060 San Costantino ME

Ph. 0039 0941 38261

Trattoria Pub Nais

via della regione siciliana, contrada Zappardino, 98060 Piraino, Sicilia, Italia

Ph. 0039 0941060012

L’Antico Borgo



Spiaggia di Brolo

Capo D’orlando

Gioiosa marea

Capo Calavà

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