The Laghetti di Marinello are located in the province of Messina, near the promontory of Tindari.
The Laghetti are a kind of natural pool of brackish water that are part of the Laghetti di Marinello Oriented Nature Reserve. They were probably created between 1865 and 1895 after tectonic processes and weather conditions affected this part of the coast. They offer very unusual conditions for the flora and fauna of the area.
Reaching it is easy, from Messina, just drive along the E90 to the junction for Falcone, continue for about 4 km passing Oliveri and Marinello and finally follow the signs for the beach.
Overlooking the stretch of water from above is the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna with its various legends. The most famous one tells of a woman who lost her child in the water while worshipping the Madonna of Tindari and the latter, to help her recover the child in the waves, miraculously made the sea recede. The presence of the lakes would be proof of this.