As you approach Tindari from the east, hills slide gently towards the sea, forming Capo Tindari. The landscape calls to mind a large dragon peacefully sleeping, with the sanctuary positioned on its head visible in the distance. Climb onto its "back" to take in vistas of the bay of Patti and the beaches, as far as Capo Milazzo. The sanctuary, a place of pilgrimage, houses a Byzantine Black Madonna. From the terrace below, there is a bird's-eye view over the Marinello lakes.