Moio Alcantara is a small town of the province of Messina stretching on a valley at 538m a.s.l. Lying at a close distance to the northern slopes of Etna volcano, it is the southernmost of the towns in the Nebrodi Park. The neighboring Monte Moio, one of Etna’s minor craters, has played a decisive role in the town’s development and history. A lava flow in remote times managed to reach the Ionian Sea.
The Prince’s Palazzo dei Baroni Lanza – the town founders –, the small Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie and the square rusticated tower ashlar façade are Moio Alcantara’s main cultural attractions. But Moio Alcantara is above all a place of naturalistic interest with plenty of vines, olive and citrus groves, and, close at hand, the Alcantara Gorges, the Pizzo di Castelluzzo and the Etna volcano.