Novara di Sicilia

Novara di Sicilia is a town in the Province of Messina in the Sicily region of Italy. The village of Novara di Sicilia, nestled in the mountains overlooking ancient Tyndaris and Abacaenum, is the archetype of a typical medieval town, with its friendly and accommodating people who speak a distinctive dialect. The town of Novara di Sicilia was inhabitied by the Noae until it fell under control of the Normans, who populated the town with Lombards. The intricate cobble stone street form a mosaic between the ancient small houses that stand shoulder to shoulder along the mountainside, with a breathtaking view of the Aeolian Islands.

Novara di Sicilia is listed among "I Borghi pui Belli D'Italia" (The Most Beautiful Towns in Italy) and provides a convenient central point for day trips to visit the Aeolian Islands, Tindari, Taormina and Giardini Naxos.


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Get around

See the town on foot.





When in Novara di Sicilia, look for the nero e bianco ("black and white"). It is light like a mousse and incredible. Also try the biscotti nel forno with a nice cappuccino.

Novara is renowned for the maiorchino, a particular Pecorino cheese (sheep cheese).

Other delicacies are:



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