Things to do, attractions, interesting facts

Useful information to fully enjoy your visit to Saponara. 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 Saponara.



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.


What to see

Attractions to see in Saponara

Interesting Facts

Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Saponara

Origin of the name

Origin of the name "Saponara"

Saponara is a small Sicilian village which owes its name to a plant.

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!

Monforte San Giorgio

Messina surroundings

Castanea delle Furie

Messina surroundings


Messina surroundings

Santa Lucia Del Mela

Messina surroundings

San Filippo Del Mela

Messina surroundings


Messina surroundings