Monforte San Giorgio
Things to do, attractions, interesting facts
Useful information to fully enjoy your visit to Monforte San Giorgio. Attractions to see, Traditional Festival, events and things to do to have fun, food to taste, which items to buy, which interesting facts to know and where to stay on vacation in Monforte San Giorgio.
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Monforte San Giorgio is a small village perched on the slopes of Monte dei Forti, in the heart of a fertile and luxuriant valley and located a few kilometers from the sea.
The first settlements in the Monforte San Giorgio area date back to the Bronze Age as evidenced by the archaeological finds of Contrada Pistarina. It is believed that the Sicani were the first people to inhabit these lands, followed by the Greeks and Romans. The current inhabited area originated during the resistance organized by the Byzantine monks who fled from the East to escape persecution against their sacred images.
In 1061 a Norman expedition led by Count Ruggero d'Altavilla began the conquest of Sicily and, after taken Messina, the Normans passed through Monforte where they were triumphantly welcomed. The memory of this event lives on in the traditional "Katabba", the oldest historical re-enactment in Sicily.
The historic center of Monforte San Giorgio retains the characteristics of the ancient medieval village: an intersection of alleys and alleys that open onto splendid squares. The ancient history of this place lives on in its architecture, monuments and splendid works of art.
What to see
Attractions to see in Monforte San Giorgio
Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Monforte San Giorgio
Katabba: the sound of Monforte San Giorgio
The term Katabba indicates the joint sound of bells and drum. Its rhythm recalls the phases of Roger the Norman's entry into Monforte San Giorgio in 1061.
Legend of the Madonna di Crispino Sanctuary
The foundation of the Madonna di Crispino Sanctuary in Monforte San Giorgio is linked to the discovery of an image of the Virgin Mary.
Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Monforte San Giorgio. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!
Santa Lucia Del Mela
San Filippo Del Mela
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto
Nizza di Sicilia