Motta d’Affermo is a city of nearly 2,000 in the province of Messina. It stretches between the Tusa and the Fosso Mulinello valleys at some 660m a.s.l. The Chiesa Madre, containing a prized painting of Our Lady of the Assumption, and the Chiesa di San Rocco, with an altar-piece representing Saint Rock and Saint Andrew, are its most attractive buildings.