VENETICO

 

Venetico is a town of about 3,200 inhabitants located in the province of Messina.

It was a holding of the Spatafora family since the 15th century. In the city surroundings is a 1400ís castle, comprised of a fortress and round towers at each of its four corners. The residential floor of the fortress is in a poorest condition; one of its rooms still preserve the remains of a 1500ís flooring. Nearby stands the Chiesa Madre, containing interesting works such as a 1800ís painting of Saint Nicholas, a 1600ís Our Lady or the Rosary, and a 1600ís marble figure representing Saint Catherine.