Santa Teresa di Riva

Province of Messina

Santa Teresa di Riva is a tiny village which offers interesting cultural attractions.

Santa Teresa di Riva was founded in the second half of the 18th century. The feudal town was ruled by some of the most important families who administrated the feudal towns in Sicily such as the Fulci, Portosalvo, Baracca and Bucala families. The village obtained its own autonomy in 1853. The most important monuments of the village are the Baglio Tower; the Catalmo Tower; the Church of Santa Maria del Carmelo, built in 1929 on the ruins of a Renaissance church, shows a wonderful Neo-Romanic style with precious frescos made by Elena and Antonio Garufi in 1947; the Parish Church of Sacra Famiglia has a huge one nave with impressive Baroque decorations; the Parish Church of Santa Maria di Porto Salvo, erected in 1854; the Saracen Tower built in 1295 as a watchtower to protect the village from Saracen invasions.

People live here:


It is famous for:

Suor Maria Alfonsa Bruno, she was an Italian nun who was proclaimed servant of God by the Catholic Church.


Festa della Madonna del Carmelo, holy festivity

How ti get there:

By Car:

From Messina

Get on A18, exit Roccalumera; continue to Furci Saiculo to S.Teresa di Riva

From Catania

Get on A18, exit Taormina Nord; take SS114, exit S.Teresa di Riva

From Taormina

Get on SS114, exit S.Teresa di Riva


B&B Verde Mare 3* 

B&B Villa Margherita 3* 

B&B Il Verdello  2*

Via Nino Bixio 7

Mobile: 0039 348 3597946

Mobile: 0039 334 8836336

B&B Borgomarino 2*

via Agricola, 10

Mobile: 0039 347 6478090

Country House Patitiri Resort 3* 

Me.Gi Resort 3*

Case Vacanze – Vacation Rentals apartments 3*

B&B Il Fico 3*

B&B Sicilia Bedda 3*

Via Francesco Crispi 227

Ph. 0039 0942750870

B&B MareAgrò 3* 

B&B Liuzza 

Turismo Rurale San Gaetano 3*

Contrada San Gaetano, 98028 Santa Teresa di Riva ME

Ph. 0039 095 447399


Magic Lime Cafè 

Il Muro Panineria Specialità americane

Via Regina Margherita, 40, Santa Teresa di Riva ME

Ph. 0039 0942 794004

Pizza Island

Via Lungomare Bucalo Centro 43, 98028 Santa Teresa di Riva, Sicilia, Italia

Mobile: 0039 329 354 8132

Bar-Ristorante Bucca Di Mola

Via Lungomare, 53, Santa Teresa di Riva ME

Ph. 0039 0942 794823

Fuori orario pizzeria 

Via Barracca

Ph.0039 0942 751479

La Cantina dei Pescatori 

Ristorante Aloha Mare 

Ristorante Riviera

Via lungomare 95, 98028 Santa Teresa di Riva, Sicilia, Italia

Ph. 0039 0942751884

Le Terrazze 


Sant’Alessio Siculo

Santa Teresa di Riva


Nizza di Sicilia