You can see the Ionian coast, Calabrian coast, and the massive Etna from one glance.
The small village located above Taormina is a genuine natural terrace made from the remains of a Norman castle. It has a concave, smooth, and similar shape to a millstone (grindstone). It is therefore easy to determine the source of the name. It is an instant condensation of “Castle” and “Mola”.
We can see the remnants of the norman walls from the entire fortress. The plaque, which dates back to the tenth century and features Greek-Byzantine engravings, is located on the cathedral’s facade. It states that “This castle was constructed under Costantino. He was a patrician and strategist from Sicily.”