Europa Palace

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Localita S, 98125, Messina, 98125, Italy
Europa Palace Hotel
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Beaches in Messina

by dconnors

We will be in Messina for one day off cruise ship....what beaches close by are recommended, is there a fee?

Re: Beaches in Messina

by Rosario_R

the main beach is located at Mortelle that is quite far from the port.
You can take one of these buses: 81 BARRATO, 80, 79, 78. Buses in Messina are almost never on time and, because of the traffic, it could take some time to be in Mortelle. So you may also consider having a walking tour of the town (the centre and all the main sight are very close to the port) or a visit to Taormina.

Re: Beaches in Messina

by dconnors about any hotels/resorts near the port that have a private beach? maybe a resort fee to use it for the day? I don't know, maybe there aren't any beaches around the port?

Re: Beaches in Messina

by Rosario_R

There are no beaches very close to the port.
The closest beach is near to the ferries, about 15 minutes walking or a few stops by tram. But it's not so nice, very small with lots of boats "parked" there. There are usully people fishing.
Further on that way, there are some nice beaches and a couple of "lidi" (only from the end of June to September/October), private beaches, but you should take a cab or bus to get there. Unless you want to walk for about 30 minutes.
Can I ask you when are you coming?

Travel Tips for Messina

Get out to the Aeolian islands...

by davidcross

Get out to the Aeolian islands - one of the GREAT things to do in Europe. If, like me, you can only manage a short time use an aliscafo and go to Lipari for whatever time is available. Better though to spend some days and read up in advance. I hope to do this some day. Possibly looking down from the plane onto Stromboli puffing away.

Colapesce legend

by isolina_it

Colapesce was a young man who lived in the sea with the fish.

The king of Sicily hearing the story of this boy wanted to test him and for this reason he threw one of his rings into the sea asking Colapesce to get it and to describe everything that was at the bottom of the sea. Colapesce went and said that Sicily was based on three columns, whose the first one was solid, the second one was broken and the third one was going to break. He spoke about valleys, monsters, and fire, but the king didn't want to believe him. Then Colapesce volunteered to return to the bottom of the sea to burn a piece of wood to prove what he said and he plunged into the sea. The piece of the burnt wood re-emerged but Colapesce did not return. Sicilians like imagining him still supporting Sicily columns.

Peloritani Mounts

by isolina_it

The mountain chain called the Peloritani, that surrounds Messina, offers beautiful scenery and a ridge from which two seans may be seen, and culminates in the Rocca Salvateste area at the mountain peak of Novara and continues into a small plain at the summit of Monte Scuderi and finally end at the summit of Dinnamare, the nearest city.

There are many different touristic itineraries on the Peloritani. One of the most inexpensive and breathtaking excursions, which can be done little by little or withouth stops is easily accessible by a two hour bus trip that leaves from the city and begins in "Masse".

The visibility from the bus is better than from a car for obvious season, the bus being talker then a car. I every season this itinerary, offers an extrordinary scenery. In springtime, the citrus trees may even still have fruit on them as well as flowers that inebriate with their delicate scent called "zagara" or the orange flower.

There is an alternating of arrid mountains, green valleys, rock-filled streams surrounded by Spanish broon, flowered praires, cultivated fields and noisy teeds. There is a view of two seas: the Ionio and the Tirrenean divided by the steap mountain ridge of the Peloritani. Towards the South, past Dinnamare, if one takes a road not to far off the main road of Castanea, the snowy peaks of Etna can be seen , at the extreme northen point, there is a linghthouse that faces the strait of Messina, and directly at its side, as if two lucid eyes tie the two lakes, the Faro and the Ganzirri.

Taormina Arte

by isolina_it

From June to August/September you might want to spend some fresh nights assisting at theatre/music/opera performances in Taormina. There is for any kind of taste, many in the charming environment of the Greek Theatre.
Suggestion: get tickets very in advance

All too short a stay

by ChrsStrl

Messina in the early morning sun is clearly delineated, the edges of the cathedral and the mountains beyond are clear, as if newly painted. A wind blows coolly before the sun has developed any heat, but that is not long, climbing to 25 degrees before 8.00. And so to Taormina . . .


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Address: Localita S, 98125, Messina, 98125, Italy