Even if the origin and the past of Mirto, from the Byzantine period
to the Normans age, are wrapped in mystery, it is possible to reconstruct
its history. Mirto surely existed in the 13th century at the time of Filippo
III d'Aragona, but its origin runs even back in the past.
OVERVIEW OF MIRTO AND SURROUNDINGS
Provincial road 157 meanders through the green, on the hill where the
town is located. The territory of Mirto, seen from above, is shaped like
a delta. The residential zone is situated upon a secondary hill of the
Nebrodi, in a place full of vegetation and orchards that confer a multicoloured
aspect to the place.
VEGETATION AND LANDSCAPE
Mirto rises on a hill that is 428 meters on the sea level.Looking out from the slopes, it appears the wonderful beauty of its country.
There, olive, chestnut and hazel trees, as well as orchards vegetate.
Even if rarefied, if compared to the past, the oaks lushly survive.