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 local archaeological digs. The collection is strong on household ceramics and funerary urns, with an emphasis on the Greek and prehistoric periods.

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1. Castello di Milazzo

0.37 MILES

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…

3. Capo Milazzo

3.11 MILES

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…

4. Spiaggia di Oliveri

11.96 MILES

In the town of Oliveri, just below the ancient settlement of Tyndaris, this sandy stretch of beach makes a good place for a swim, with a series of lidos…

5. Santuario della Madonna del Tindari

12.1 MILES

This enormous church can be seen from miles around: it sits right on Capo Tindari, its dome glistening in the sun. A sanctuary was built here in the 16th…

6. Tyndaris

12.19 MILES

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7. Spiaggia dell’Asino

16.45 MILES

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8. Spiaggia Cannitello

16.46 MILES

This beach, one of two small black-sand stretches on the island's southern side near Gelso, is surrounded by lush, almost tropical greenery.