The town of Tripi is located in the Messina province at 450m a.s.l. It is one of the earliest settlements in the Nebrodi Park and counts some 1,300 inhabitants. It was identified as the ancient Abacaenum, a Sikel settlement grown between Casale and the Tallarita creek, its acropolis lying near the Monte, where remnants of a medieval castle are still visible. The city declined under the Greek rule, notably when Dionysius took a part of its lands to establish Tyndaris. Albeit enjoying a highly panoramic position overlooking a large part of the Thyrrenian coast and the Aeolian islands and falling within the Nebrodi Park territory, tourism here is not very developed, most due to scarcity of facilities and infrastructures.