I haven’t had a chance to spent a bit more time discovering this city. But just a glimpse and it made me think to re-visit and make it’s due. When the time will come, I promise to update with more photos. But for now, enjoy the story 🙂

Several civilizations settled in Milazzo and left signs of their presence from the Neolithic age. In Homer’s Odyssey Milazzo is presumably the place where Ulysses is shipwrecked and meets Polyphemus – one-eyed giant son of Poseidon of Poseidon and one of the Cyclopes described in Homer’s Odyssey.

Nowadays, a big port, this city offers busy but somehow interesting episodes to experience. One wish to sit in a corner with a macchiato and just observe.

Castle of Milazzo: Begun by the Arabs, enlarged by the Normans, restored and strengthened by Frederick II, it is surrounded by walls with round towers built under Alfonso V of Aragon, with a Gothic portal dating from the 14th century.

Over time, the town is moving forward towards the sea by recording a continuous development of agriculture and fishing activities, commercial and industrial.

I promise to be back and discover more. 🙂 For now, I salute you as I have to hop on the ferry to discover Eoli islands.

ps If somebody recognises the flag and/or coat of arms, please let me know.

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