Lat: 37° 55' 54.33230" N - Long: 14° 21' 48.74547" E
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If you want to enjoy a spectacular view from the mountains down to the sea with the Aeolian Islands in the background, you must definitely visit Mistretta.
Also known as the "Sella dei Nebrodi" due to its particular shape, the town is spread over a ridge that ends to the north on a cliff with the remains of the feudal castle.
During the winter it is covered with snow so the scenario you can see is really enchanting.
The origins of Mistretta date back to the Sicani, as evidenced by the ancient stone buildings and ceramic objects found in the territory surrounding the town.
Archaeologists have found traces of a temple probably dedicated to Astarte, a Phoenician deity from which the town would have also taken its name.
In 700 BC, the Greeks arrived there and the town was peacefully Hellenized.
In 258 Mistretta was devastated by the Romans.
Under the rule of the Byzantines its territory was enriched with art works.
The Arabs dominated the country between 827 and 1070 and restructured the Byzantine Castle.
In the 16th century Mistretta was enriched with numerous religious and civil monuments.
In the eighteenth century there was a period of prosperity, for economic growth due to the export of agricultural products and the exploitation of municipal forests; to this wealth corresponded the affirmation of a rich bourgeoisie that provided for the building of noble palaces.
Today we discover...
The only beach that allows you to bathe easily on a turquoise sea
Spiaggia del Porto
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