San Fratello

Province of Messina

San Fratello is a charming tiny village located in the Province of Messina.

The foundation of the first village of San Fratello can be dated between the late 11th and early 12th century by Queen Adelaide of Monferrato, wife of Roger I. Later during the Kingdom of Swabians, the feudal town was ruled by Queen Constance, the mother of Federico II.
The town was devastated by an earthquake in 1754 and many monuments were completely destroyed. Today it is still possible to admire the ruins of the ancient Norman Castle; the Church of San Nicolò Vecchio, built in the 14th century; the Sanctuary of Tre Fratelli, built during the Norman domination on the ruins of an ancient Greek temple; the Church of Santa Maria del Gesù which includes a wonderful cloister created in the sixteenth century with incredible frescos.
The village also includes the Nebrodi Ethno Historical Anthropology Museum and an interesting Archaeological area which includes the charming ruins of the Greek city of Apollonia.

People live here:



Sagra della Porchetta, food festival

Horse Fair

How to get there:

By Car:

From Messina

Get on A20 Messina-Palermo, exit Sant’Agata di Militello


Take SP289 to Cesarò, exit San Fratello


Hotel Minerva 3*

Via Saverio Latteri, 1, 98075 San Fratello ME

Ph. 0039 0941 794120

Country House Il Vento dei Tre Santi 3*

Hotel Monte Soro 1*

Via Saverio Latteri 23 – 98075,   San Fratello

Ph. 0039 0941 794120


Ristorante Il Cerro 

Contrada Passo Dei Tre SS 289 km 18,4, 98075 San Fratello ME

Mobile: 0039 338 368 4931



Capo d’Orlando

Rocca di Capri Leone

Sant’Agata di Militello

Lido di Torrenova