Tusa is a tiny medieval village rich in history and traditions located in the beautiful province of Messina.
The first settlement of Tusa was founded in the 9th century on the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Alesa Arconidea. The current old town centre preserves the appearance of a typical medieval city with a classic layout made by narrow streets and charming sacred buildings.
The most important monuments of the village are the Mother Church; the Church of Sant’Antonio Abate; the Church of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria; the Church of San Giovanni Battista; the Church of San Leonardo; the Church of San Michele Arcangelo; the Church of San Nicola di Bari, the Church of San Pietro; the Church of San Giuliano; the Church of San Giuseppe; the Church of Santa Maria di Gesù, the Church of Santa Maria di Loreto, the Church of Calvario, built in the 16th century.
Close to the village at the mouth of the Tusa river it’s possible to visit the ruins of some ancient Roman Thermal Baths characterised by wonderful mosaics of white, black and red tiles. There is also the Ruggieri bridge which was part of the ancient Via Frumentaria, a path used to transport all the agricultural products from Sicily to Rome.
Tusa also includes the charming village of Castel di Tusa which was founded by Arabs and later conquered by the Ventimiglia family. This tiny little village was famous for its tuna-fishing nets and delicious products.
People live here:
“La Fiumara d’Arte“, is an artistic path organized through the old town centre where tourists can discover some impressive works of arts made by local famous artists
the Archaeological sight of Halaesa
Sagra della Castagna, Chestnut Festival
How to get there:
Get on Autostrada Messina-Palermo, exit Tusa
Get regional trains, stop Tusa
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