The Imperial City
REASONS TO VISIT MISTRETTA
Mistretta is located to the west of the Nebrodi Park, about 1000m above sea level, lying on a natural saddle between the ruins of the Arab-Norman castle and pizzo Santa.
It was founded by the Phoenicians and was conquered by all foreign dominations that concerned Sicily.
It was awarded the title of Imperial City by Frederick II of Swabia and State City by Alfonzo of Aragon. The 1500s were the most flourishing time for the city.
Today Mistretta presents itself to visitors as a witness to the long and complex history of Sicily, while maintaining the charm of an ancient city and pride of its origins.
Where to sleep:
Pro Loco Mistretta
Baby Sitter Tiziana Di Marco
Carlo Sidoti & C. snc
What to buy
“Pasta reale” | “ricciolini” sweets | cured meats | provola cheese | black pig meat | quarzarente stone from Mistretta