is a small town of the province of Messina, lying on a rocky spur
at 605m altitude, in the vicinity of the Fiumara di Sinagra amidst
the splendid scenery of the Nebrodi Park.
Valico di Fondachello, about 850m a.s.l., Monte Guardiola and Monte
San Pietro are beautiful examples of its naturalistic riches, much
contributing to tourism growth. Raccuja has a population of about
2,000, boasts an interesting history. Founded by Roger of Hauteville
in the late 11th century, it was part of a fief, about two centuries
later, and remained such as far as the Feudalism abolishment on
the island in 1812. It saw the rule of important families such as
the Alagonas, the Valdinas and the Brancifortes.
city’s most attractive buildings is the Mother Church, containing
precious 1500’s statues, a painting depicting the Madonna
del Rosario con San Domenico and Santa Caterina and a sculpture
representing the Annunciation. The remnants of a Norman Castle are