Messina
Piraino
Piraino The Essential
According to legend, Piraino was founded by the cyclops Piracmone, one of the giant workers of Vulcan, the god of fire. These legendary origins are probably rooted in the discovery of large bones in some of the caves around the town. Standing on a hilltop and dominated by its Saracen tower (the Torazza), Piràino retains much of its medieval layout and is dotted with numerous churches and towers.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Piraino
Church of the Chain (Catena)
Church of the Chain (Catena)
In this church, built in the second half
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Church of St Catherine of Alexandria
Church of St Catherine of Alexandria
This church dates from the 16C but was
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Saracen tower of Piràino
Saracen tower of Piràino
At the high point of the village, this
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Church of Il Rosario
Church of Il Rosario
This church was rebuilt in 1635 but has
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