Castelmola, province of Messina, stands at 529m a.s.l. It began life as a lookout post to guard against attacks from the inland and proudly re-flourished following destructions by Dionysius’ armies in 392 BC and by Arab’s in 902. The remnants of a 1500’s castle are one of its attractions.
Other worth-visiting places are the Chiesa Madre, dedicated to St. George, likely built in the course of the 1600’s. It is adorned with engaging works of art, such as a painting depicting the Virgin of the Holy Rosary with Dominican and Franciscan Saintsand the 1600’s Eternal Father and Mary Immaculate.
In the sacristy, are a 1500’s canvas depicting the Enthroned Virgin with the Child between St. Rock and St. Michael and a 1700’s depicting St. Michael.