Medieval beauty of Montalbano

The castle, dominating the tortuous medieval urban fabric of Montalbano, is the most recognizable landmark of this charming village, along with the scenic rocky landscape that surrounds it. Erected on pre-existing Byzantine and Arab structures, the castle was turned into a Norman-Suevian fortress, and dates back to the 12th century: today the castle is owned by the town and used for exhibits. The views from this small sicilian village are breathtaking: from the Portello lookout you can see the peaks of the Nebrodi, cape Milazzo and the Lipari Islands. The local gastronomic tradition is based on simple, genuine ingredients, try pasta with beans and pork rind or maccheroni with pork sauce and grated aged ricotta.

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