Novara di Sicilia is a mysterious village about 70 km from Messina and closer to the northern coast. Legend has it that the Cyclops lived in the tiny town built at the junction of the Nebrodi mountain and the Peloritani mountain. The Saracens chose Novara di Sicilia as the site for their castle and developed the town only later.
Today, there are just a few ruins left of this castle. They are spread out over a steep cliff. This area offers a spectacular view of the country that allows us to also see the Aeolian islands during summer. The Church of San Giorgio is located near the castle’s remains. It has been deconsecrated today, but it boasts a unique interior with twelve monolithic columns made in Corinthian design and a stunning coffered ceiling.