Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Area: Messina surroundings

Saponara is a small village that stands on the slopes of the northern slope of the Peloritani Mountains.
Its origins are very ancient, but its foundation year is not known. The most accredited hypothesis traces its foundation back to the year 1000, given the presence of the Castle, now in ruins, on the hill overlooking the town.
Starting from the 12th century, Saponara obtained the rank of feud and since then several dynasties have succeeded one another.
Saponara is a land of ancient traditions that are still alive today in popular festivals.
In 1908 it was seriously hit by the earthquake and many of its buildings were seriously damaged.

Things to do

Tour, Experience, Tastings,...

What to eat

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

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 Saponara


Nearby Places

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


Messina surroundings

Villafranca Tirrena

Messina surroundings


Messina surroundings

Monforte San Giorgio

Messina surroundings