Castelmola Fast Facts
Castelmola is a comune in the Province of Messina. Sitting above the larger comune of Taormina, this little town offers spectacular views of the Ionian coast, the highly active volcano Etna, the Bay of Giardini-Naxos, the strait of Messina and in the distance the Calabrian coast.
The comune was originally called Mola until it was changed to Castelmola in 1862. (Be sure to look for Mola when searching records prior to 1862!) From 1928 to 1947 it was part of Taormina and later it became an autonomous municipality.