Located in the Messina province at an altitude of some 560m, Rometta totals nearly 5,500 inhabitants. It lies in a strategic position between Messina and its district.
It is endowed with both cultural and naturalistic sites. A Byzantine church with a Greek-cross plan, dedicated to the SS. Saviour, dating from between the 7th and 10th century, is its most attractive religious building.
The Chiesa Madre dedicated to the Madonna of the Assumption is also worth-mentioning. The façade is graced with late-Renaissance doorways and a niche containing a statue of the Virgin. Fine works of art adorn the interior, such as a 1500’s holy water font and a panel representing the Virgin and Child with St. Peter and St. Paul.
Some minor churches are worth a mention such as the Chiesa della Madonna della Scala and the Chiesa dei Cappuccini, housed within the convent of the same name, containing a panel depicting the Transfiguration.