There is an aura of mystery over the birth of Novara di Sicilia, a village among the most beautiful in Italy about 70 kilometers from Messina and much closer to the northern coast of the island. The legend says that the small town, built where the Nebrodi mountains and the Peloritani mountains meet, was inhabited by the Cyclops. Only later, the town was developed by the will of the Saracens, who chose Novara di Sicilia to build a castle.
Of such castle, today there are only a few ruins, spread over a steep cliff. From this area of the country, we can enjoy a magnificent view that, during the hot summer days, allows us to see the Aeolian Islands as well. Not far from the remains of the castle, there is the Church of San Giorgio, today deconsecrated but with a very original interior: twelve monolithic columns in Corinthian style and a beautiful coffered ceiling.