Top things to do

Top Choice Waterfront in Milazzo

Capo Milazzo

If you have a car, don't miss the scenic drive north along Strada Panoramica to see the gorgeous, rugged coastline of Capo Milazzo. At the end of the isthmus is a lighthouse; park in the nearby lot, from where short…
Top Choice Sicilian in Milazzo

Al Bagatto

Three decades after opening as one of the region's first wine bars, this place is still thriving under affable chef-owner Chiara Surdo. Mellow music and lighting and a fabulous wine list complement a Slow Food–celeb…
Castle in Milazzo

Castello di Milazzo

Originally the site of a Greek acropolis, then an Arab-Norman citadel, Milazzo's enormous castle was built by Frederick II in 1239, expanded by Charles V of Aragon and stormed by Garibaldi's troops in 1860. The whol…
Osteria in Milazzo

Toto Passami L'Olio

Welcoming visitors with its bright front terrace and soundtrack of traditional Sicilian music, this intriguing newcomer specialises in creative, locally sourced dishes built around sometimes obscure ingredients, wit…
Sandwiches in Milazzo

Pane, Mortadella e Champagne

A great place for aperitivi or afternoon snacks, this hole-in-the-wall deli with sidewalk seating is opposite the waterfront, 500m north of the ferry terminal. They build sandwiches to order from top-quality salumi …
Seafood in Milazzo

Doppio Gusto

For stellar seafood just paces from the port, this upscale eatery with a devoted local following is the obvious choice. Service can be a bit stiff and formal, but food quality is exceptional, with everything fresh o…
Museum in Milazzo

Antiquarium di Milazzo

Housed just below the castle in the 16th-century Quartiere degli Spagnoli defensive barracks, this 10-room museum displays treasures dating from neolithic times to the Byzantine era, amassed over seven decades of lo…
Ruins in Milazzo

Santuario Rupestre di San Antonio da Padova

The evocative remains of this 13th-century church sit astride a cactus-covered hillside overlooking Capo Milazzo's crystal-clear waters. It was here that San Antonio da Padova famously sought refuge after a January …