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Italie, Sicile , Piraino, Zone Méditerranéenne, Méditerranée, Province de Messina
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Piraino : Michelin's recommendations

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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)

    v. 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.

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  • Church of Il Rosario

    P.za 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..

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  • Saracen tower (Torraza)

    v. 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 havs a balcony or a patio, some with sea views. The..

  • Hotel Riviera Del Sole

    Via Del Mare 39/A I - 98060 Piraino

    Hotel Riviera Del Sole is on the Tyrrhenian Coast of Sicily, opposite the Aeolian Islands. The hotel offers outdoor swimming pools, a private beach 100 metres away, and a traditional restaurant. All rooms at Riviera Del Sole feature minimalist furni..

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Restaurants Piraino

  • Nni Lausta Quite comfortable restaurant 

    via Risorgimento 188, località Santa Marina Salina I - 98050 Santa Marina di Salina

    Fish plays the starring role here, where the genuine traditional taste of Eolian cuisine is capably interpreted with a bit of fantasy and innovation. Dynamic management.

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