T he island of Milazzo (it was initially an island!) emerged from the waters around 400,000 years ago due to telluric movements, forming a small island that was considered the eighth of the seven sisters, the Aeolian Islands. Over time, the influx of alluvial debris from the “Mela” and “Floripotema” rivers (a 30-km-wide delta at the time) contributed to forming an isthmus of land that connected the island to the “mainland”. Thus one of the fascinating peninsulas in the whole of Sicily took shape: Capo Milazzo, washed by the sea both to the west and to the east, rich in inlets offering unique and uncontaminated views.

The pool of Venus, a natural depression among the rocks at the tip of the Capo Milazzo peninsula, can be reached by a walk through the Mediterranean maquis, among olive trees and lentisk bushes.

The Baia Della Rinella or “Rinella Cove”, whose shallow, crystal-clear waters are perfect for breath-taking dives.

The lighthouse of Capo Milazzo with the “tower of the lantern”, perhaps one of the most scenic places in the whole of Sicily: on a clear day, it is possible to see the outskirts of Palermo and the Gulf of Cefalù, the Madonie, Etna, the Nebrodi and the Peloritani at the same time, as well as all seven of the Aeolian Islands and much of Tyrrhenian Calabria.

The western beach, straight for several kilometres, ends in the Baia del Tono (a 'ngonia), a splendid corner with a pebbly seabed close to the cliff. Behind it, a steep flight of steps allows you to reach the Channel on foot, with a unique perspective on the 'Ngònia, the Castle and the entire Riviera di Ponente, with the backdrop of the magnificent Etna ('a Muntagna).

The crystal-clear sea mirrors the sun at sunset as it disappears, orange, into the horizon.

Among the most evocative landscape and naturalistic sites in the province of Messina.