Founded by the Greeks in 761 B.C. and 36 B.C. and recognised as a Roman civitas, the city was at the centre of history even during the First Punic War (260 B.C.), and in July 1860 with the arrival of Garibaldi and the red shirts in the great Battle of Milazzo. There are numerous testimonies and symbols of the millenary history of the city.
A peninsula, crossroads of European history, protected for thousands of years by its Castle, seven hectares of military fortress that make it the largest fortified citadel in Sicily.