Villa Rodriquez is a magnificent abandoned villa in the heart of Peloritani mountains. From the second floor of the villa you can enjoy a unique lovely view. The villa was built by the famous shipowner of Messina Carlo Rodriguez, the inventor of the hydrofoil.
Getting to the villa is very simple: we leave our base towards South and we take the Viale Giostra, a paved gentle uphill road. At the second roundabout, we turn left and continue our ride towards San Rizzo hills, which reach a height of 465 m.
Once we get to the “Quattrostrade”, the famous crossroads, we continue our climb, always on paved road, until we get to Dinnamare. Once arrived in Musolino we start riding down for a few kilometers until we come across an open gate. We enter a bumpy road that will take us to the magnificent and legendary Villa Rodriguez. All the hickers and bikers that visit the villa hope that one day the villa will get back to its glory past.
The ride continues on a small dirt road that will lead us to Musolino and Don Minico from where we take the road towards Portella Castanea. After a few hundred meters we cross a wooden barrier to enter into a downhill road that will lead us to the historic church of Santa Maria della Valle, also known as “Badiazza”, a medieval monument that stands out among the architecture of Sicily as a rare example of church-fortress of Norman times.
After a few kilometers on a dirt patch, we reach the paved road that will take us to the starting point.
- Kilometers:30 km
- Price:€ 30,00