Province of Messina

Tortorici is a charming tiny village rich in history and cultural attractions. 

The village of Tortorici was founded by Greeks and later inhabited by Romans and Byzantine. Under the kingdom of Federico II di Svevia, the feudal town was ruled by the renowned aristocratic family Pomichino, until the 15th century, who built the current old town centre.  The most important cultural attractions are:
the Church of St. Francis, rebuilt in 1602 on the ruins of the ancient Church of Santa Maria; the Church of Annunciazione, built in 1757 by Bishop Gaetano Galbato; the “Franchina Letizia” Ethno and Photographic Museum which includes over 40,000 sheets, 10,000 films, 5,000 pictures made by Mons. Calogero Franchina and his niece Marietta Letizia dating back to 1890 – 1980. The museum is also considered as the historical memory of the village; the Fonderia campane “Trusso” is one of the oldest foundry in Sicily built in the last decade of the 19th century; the Sebastiano Franchina Ethno-Anthropological Museum includes an impressive collection of documents related to the ancient Nebrodi civilization. Here it is possible to admire U Cintimulu (a reel) a sort of domestic mill that was used to grind small amounts of grains; the Saraudda, an ancient wheat storage and all the ancient tools used for the typical linen production including the loom for weaving dresses and sheets.

People live here:



Festa di San Sebastiano, holy festivity

Nte vaneddi i Turturici…è arte, Art Festival

How to get there:

By Car:

From Messina and Palermo

Get on A 20, exit Rocca di Capri Leone; take S.S. 113 to Messina exit Tortorici

From Catania

Get on A18, exit Casello di Fiumefreddo; take S.S. 120 exit Randazzo; follow S.S. 116 exit Tortorici


Fontanapietra  Agriturismo 2*

Valle Maira Agriturismo 3*

La casa della zia Maria Antonina

Country House Le Due Palme 2*

C/da Pullo, 11, 98078 Tortorici Province of Messina

Ph. +39 0941 430778

Il Vicolo Apartment

3, Via Parasiliti, 98078 Tortorici ME

Mobile: +39 371 176 6334

Country House Rossella Agriturist 

Contrada Bruca

Ph. +39 0941 430279 – fax +39 095 7272976

Casa nel Verde

Via Garibaldi

Ph. +39 0941 430762

Mobile: +39 339/7581331

Azienda Amapola

C.da Limitazzo

Mobile: +39 347/8893635 – +39 347/7282185


Ristorante Val D’Orice 

Via Oratorio, 24, 98078 Tortorici ME

Ph. +39 0941 430741

Ristorante Rinazzo

La Tettoia

Via San Salvatore, 12 – 98078 Tortorici (ME)

Ph. +39 0941 421833

Da Giacomo 

via Santa Lucia, 31 – 98078 Tortorici (ME)

Ph. 0039 0941 1959098

Trattoria Armeli 

Via Casitti, Tortorici, Me 98078

Ph.+39 0941 497114

Trattoria – Rubino

Via Carceri

Ph. +39 0941 421567

Trattoria – Tre Gemelli

Via Zappulla

Ph. +39 0941 421795



Capo d’Orlando

Gioiosa Marea

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