The oldest of the famous pilgrimage shrines in Sicily!
Tindari was founded by the Greeks, and situated high above the sea. It was originally abandoned due to a heavy landslide.
From the remains of the town one can still observe a theater and the city walls from the Hellenistic-Roman period. However, most impressive is the fantastic panorama including Mount Etna, the Aeolian islands and the “dry sea” below the rocks.
In this wonderful setting, one will also find the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna! In the early Christian world many religious works of art from the East were brought to the West, at the time of the Byzantine iconoclasm in the eighth Century.
It was in this way that the Black Madonna reached the coast of Sicily and was found on the beach below the promontory by fishermen.
Since then, she has attracted countless pilgrims and tourists.