Motta Camastra: the medieval Sicilian village of The Godfather

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts

Motta Camastra

Area: Taormina surroundings

Motta Camastra is a small medieval village located in the heart of the Alcantara Valley.
In its territory there are the famous basaltic lava canyons: the Alcantara Gorges.
The Casale di Camastra was born around the end of the 12th century century and has Phoenician origins, the name “Motta Camastra” derives from the words Mot and Kamastart, the name of a Phoenician divinity.

Things to do

Tour, Experience, Tastings,...

The gorges of the Alcantara river make this village the ideal place for rafting, quad excursions, tours, etc.

Things to do in Motta Camastra

Tours, body rafting experience and river trek, quad tour,...

Alcantara Body Jumps e Canyoning

River Jumps, Body Rafting and Canyoning in a single excursion you explore the lakes and waterfalls of the Alcantara river far from mass tourism.

What to eat

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

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.

Walnut is the typical product of the culinary tradition of Motta Camastra.

Where to stay

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


Nearby Places

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

Parco Fluviale dell'Alcantara

Taormina surroundings

Francavilla di Sicilia

Taormina surroundings

Castiglione di Sicilia

Taormina surroundings


Taormina surroundings


Catania and Etna

Piedimonte Etneo

Catania and Etna