Villafranca Tirrena

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Villafranca Tirrena

Area: Messina surroundings

Villafranca Tirrena overlooks the splendid northern Sicilian coast where, in the distance, you can see the Aeolian Islands, while behind it there is a suggestive hilly landscape.
In ancient times, the village was called Bauso: the first historical records date back to 1271, when King Charles of Anjou granted Pierre Gruyer the fief Bàusus. Villafranca Tirrena became an independent municipality in 1825 maintaining the name of Bauso until 1929.
Today the ancient Castle of Bauso dominates the village, which has become a popular tourist destination for its splendid beaches, its monuments and its ancient traditions.

Things to do

Tour, Experience, Tastings,...

What to eat

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

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

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Nearby Places

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


Messina surroundings


Messina surroundings


Messina surroundings


Messina surroundings