Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Area: Messina surroundings

Pettineo is a suggestive village that rises in the Halaesa valley, at the foot of Monte Cuono, in the western Nebrodi chain. Its fertile territory, surrounded by the Tusa and Santo Stefano rivers, is characterized by the presence of numerous citrus groves, olive groves and orchards.
It is believed that the origins of the village are very ancient but the first sources date back to the 13th century when Pettineo became a feud by Manfredi Maletta. During the fourteenth century the village was then fortified.
Today Pettineo still retains the layout of an ancient medieval village with narrow streets, stairways and courtyards that develop around the ancient castle. Over the centuries it was then enriched with valuable monuments, churches and monasteries.

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Pettineo

You can obviously taste all the typical products of Sicilian cuisine, the most well-known ones, such as cannoli, Sicilian cassata, arancini, etc. But there are some specialties typical of this area that are more difficult to find in other areas of Sicily.

Where to stay

Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Pettineo


Nearby Places

Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Pettineo. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!

Castel di Tusa

Cefalù and Madonie


Messina surroundings

Santo Stefano di Camastra

Messina surroundings


Messina surroundings