Forza d’Agrò

An open-air museum, placed at 420 metres above the sea level, with an unbelievable panorama and a history and culture that perspires from every stone. Forza D’Agrò is on the top of a ridge wrapped in the Mediterranean scrub with so many house “embracing” each other, between them just the little alleys to separate them creating a thick net of tiny streets.  From the overlook  it’s possible to admire in a clear day the coast from Messina to Syracuse, with Taormina, Castelmola, the bay in front of Giardini Naxos and the majesty of Mount Etna.

 

In 1971, Francis Ford Coppola chose Forza D’Agrò (together with Savoca) as location for many scenes of the movie “The Godfather”.

 

Point of interest:

  • The Mother-Church
  • The Norman Castle
  • S. Francis Church
  • The Holy Trinity Church