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Piraino Travel guide

Italie, Sicile , Piraino, Zone Méditerranéenne, Méditerranée, Province de Messina
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According to legend, Piraino was founded by the cyclops Piracmone, one of the giant workers of Vulcan, the god of fire. These legendary origins are probably rooted in the discovery of large bones in some of the caves around the town. Standing on a hilltop and dominated by its Saracen tower (the Torazza), Piràino retains much of its medieval layout and is dotted with numerous churches and towers.

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Tourist attractions Piraino : Things to see and do

  • Church of the Chain (Catena)

    Via dei Normanni I - 98060 Piraino

    In this church, built in the second half of the 17C, the first elections took place after the unification of Italy. There are attractive Byzantine style frescoes which were found in the abbey church.

  • Church of Il Rosario

    Piazza del Rosario I - 98060 Piraino

    This church was rebuilt in 1635 but has preserved its 16C campanile. It has very attractive woodcarvings, a coffered ceiling, Byzantine-Norman style rose windows, a stunning main altar decorated with floral paintings and medallions depicting the myst..

  • Saracen tower of Piràino

    Via Roma I - 98060 Piraino

    At the high point of the village, this 10C tower used to form part of a lookout system that, coming from the tour delle Ciavole on the coast, used to communicate with the Guardiola, to the north of Piràino, and finish here. From the tower's terrace, ..

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Hotels Piraino

  • Villaggio Hotel Club Calanovellamare

    Via Calanovella 5 I - 98060 Piraino

    Villaggio Hotel Club Calanovellamare features a large outdoor pool and sun terrace, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea at Piraino. The on site restaurant serves Sicilian specialities. Accommodation all has a balcony or a patio, some with sea views. They..

  • Hotel Ristorante La Scogliera

    Via Del Popolo 5 I - 98060 Piraino

    Set right on the beach at Gilaca di Piraino, this hotel offers a Sicilian restaurant, a sun terrace and free bike hire. All air-conditioned rooms come with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Traditional local dishes are served at the La Scogliera restaura..

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