Milazzo (Sicily, Italy)

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Milazzo cruise port

Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
14:19 18 Dec 2018

38.21724 N, 15.24691 E

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Milazzo is a port town and the 3rd-largest city in Messina province, Sicily, following Messina and Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. The town covers a total area of approx 24,23 km2 (9,36 ml2) and has a population of around 32,000 people (2011 census).

  • Milazzo is an important centre of Strait of Messina Metropolitan Area (also including areas of Reggio Calabria), with nearby town of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. Situated at the base of peninsula jutting into Tyrrhenian Sea with a tiny promontory, the town is 43 km (27 ml) from Messina city.
  • Over the time, Milazzo is moving forward to the sea by recording development of commerce, agriculture, industrial and fishing activities. Port Milazzo is a major departure point for ferries to Naples and Aeolian Islands.
  • Main sights in Milazzo include the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Sanctuary of St Francis of Paola, Rock church of St Anthony of Padua, and the Baroque Church of the Holy Crucifix (built in 1629 and housing a wooden canopy dating back from the 18th century as well as a wooden crucifix from early 17th century).
  • The major attraction in the city is the Castle of Milazzo, which was begun by the Arabs and enlarged by the Normans. The castle was restored by Frederick II, and is surrounded via walls and round towers constructed under Alfonso V of Aragon, with Gothic portal that dates from the 14th century. Close to the castle lie the ruins of the 14th-century palace of grand jury as well as the old cathedral (1603) probably created on a design by architect Camillo Camillians.

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