Letto Santo – Santo Stefano di Camastra

The Holy Cross Society was created to honor the traditions of Letto Santo Church. Letto Santo Church is in the former location of Santo Stefano di Messina. Santo Stefano di Messina was destroyed by an earthquake and mudslide in 1682. In 1693, the town was relocated to it’s present location along the Tyrrhenian Sea after the Duke of Camastra donated the land for a new village. In 1812, the town was renamed to Santo Stefano di Camastra to honor the Duke that donated the land.

Letto Santo lies 12 kilometers (approximately 7.5 miles) south in the protected area of Parco dei Nebrodi. Up the long winding road you will find mountainous countryside with spectacular views of Santo Stefano di Camastra and neighboring towns. Be particular careful driving up this winding mountain road, around any bend could be a heard of goats or cattle grazing along the road.