|The town of Francavilla di Sicilia
Tourism in Francavilla di Sicilia
The small town was founded by Normans during their domination in Sicily in the first century of 1000.
Proof of their passing is the first building they built in the territory: the Castle.
Around 1300, this structure was object of works of enlargement in conformity with policy of assemblage of inhabited centres which must submit to protection of a fortress.
Photo © A.A.P.I.T. Messina
After having gathered people under the castle's protection, also the northern area was subjected to changes, with a further expansion of the centre in 1400.
Further expansions concerned the castle and the neighbouring areas especially in the XVI and XVII centuries.