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Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina
"The first step is the visit of Castelmola a picturesque village just above Taormina. Here you can enjoy a beautiful landscape with a wonderful overlook of the Mount Etna (more than 3330 mt the highest volcano in Europe) and the magnificent bay of Giardini - Naxos.We will then get to Taormina and to Porta Messina and we will have a walk along Corso Umberto (the ancient Roman street Valeria) visiting (with a tourist guide or on your own) the Greek-roman theatre the oldest churches and monuments
From EUR50.00
 
Messina City Tour
"Hop aboard your air-conditioned bus in Messina’s Cathedral Square or at the port terminal then travel in comfort through the streets as your guide brings this coastal city’s history to life. Admire the striking bell tower home to the world's largest astronomical clock and visit the Church of the Annunziata dei Catalani — a fine example of 12th-century Arab-Norman architecture.Continue on to the Church of Montalto and the Sanctuary of Christ the King and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s colorful local myth and folklore. During your tour explore winding roads along the Ionian coast and gaze out over the UNESCO–listed Cape of Peloro where traditional fishing boats bob on the calm waters. Afterward
From EUR40.00
 
2-Hour Messina Walking Tour
"Embark on a 2 hour walking tour to visit one of the most ancient city of Sicily with stunning buildings and wonderful landscapes. Starting from the Cathedral Square admire the bell tower with the biggest astronomic clock in the world a complex mechanism realized by the Ungerer brothers from Strasburg. Continue inside the Cathedral the second largest in Sicily damaged during the earthquake in 1908 and rebuilt for the last time after the bombings of the Second World War. Don't miss the beautiful mosaics in Byzantine style dating back to the 14th century. The Catalani’s Church is an example of normann-arab style which was built after the earthquake of 1908 which has more of an ecletic style. The Mountain of mercy is a testimony of mannerism architecture
From EUR15.00

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SICILIAN CART [CARRETTO SICILIANO]

How lucky was I! I was walking the streets of Messina, when I noticed this ornate, colorful style of horse drawn cart heading towards me. Quickly, I whipped my camera out of its bag, and managed the...
balhannah
Oct 17, 2011

The sicilian Granita

All the sicilian ice shops that respect themselves are able to offer you their most typical summer products, in one, 100, 1000 different tastes! From the classical and inevitable lemon one, to that of...
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isolina_it
Apr 14, 2004

the Trinacria

The word or term Trinacria means "triangle" as for the shape of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean. The Greeks called it Trinakrias, the Romans called it Trinacrium, meaning "star with 3...
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isolina_it
May 14, 2003

Superstitions

The Sicilians are very superstitious people, almost more than being devout Roman Catholics: When entering someone's home, always leave through the same door you can in from, otherwise its bad luck...
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isolina_it
May 14, 2003

Typical songs

ciuriVery famous and nice, sang in siciliand dialect. Ciuri stands for the italian Fiore = flower SceccoIronic and funny (= donkey) Vitti na crozzaThe most famous sicilian songHere is the link...
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isolina_it
Apr 16, 2003

Santa maria Annunziata dei...

Santa maria Annunziata dei CatalaniI tryed to visit this church but found a building which was all packed-up for restauration I suppose! Therefore, the picture is a courtesy of arsnet/Italy.This...
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LysDor
Sep 12, 2002
 
 
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Messina.... lies on the...

Messina.... lies on the north-east coast of Sicily on the Strait of the same name separating the island from the mainland. It is also called 'Ancient Zancle' for the sickle shape of its harbor.The...
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Sep 12, 2002

Get out to the Aeolian islands...

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...
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Aug 26, 2002

LA SICILIA <br/><br/>Sicily is the...

LA SICILIA Sicily is the biggest island of Italy. Around Sicily you will find a few minor islands such as:The lipari islands (Vulcano, Filicudi, Alicudi, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli) on the est side...
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Aug 24, 2002

The Madonnina

The 'Madonnina'The statue in golden bronze of The Mother Protectress of Messina has been erected on a coloumn 60 metres high on the ancient donjon which now is used by the Navy. On the walls of the...
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isolina_it
Aug 24, 2002

...visit the beautiful...

...visit the beautiful city of Taormina. It is a beautiful mountain town from which there are beautiful vistas of the sea as well asMt. Etna. The ancient Roman Theatre is also a wonderful site to see...
psidotti
Aug 24, 2002

Top Hotels in Messina

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Viale Annunziata C/da Citola, Villa Nurifla, Messina, Sicily, 98168, Italy
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Via Lungomare, 42 98162 S.Saba (MESSINA), Messina, 98162, Italy
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Lido Marchesana, Terme Vigliatore, Sicily, 98050, Italy
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Via Nazionale Terme, 309, Terme Vigliatore, Sicily, 98050, Italy
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Via Risorgimento 10, Rometta Marea, Messina, 98043, Italy
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Via Marina 69, Brolo, Messina, Sicily, 98061, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Messina

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Duomo - Cathedral

Construction of Messina Cathedral started in second part of XII century and cathedral was consecrated in 1197. During it long history cathedral suffered badly during the earthquakes of 1783 and 1908....
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Museo Regionale

Museo Regionale or Regional Museum of Messina is situated about five kilometers north from historical center. This is not large but excellent art museum where you are going to find masterpieces of...
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Chiesa SS Annunziata dei Catalani

According to some sources before Normans came to Messina in second part of XI century, ruins pagan shrine dedicated to Neptune the God of the Sea already existed here. Normans built Christian church...
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Day Trip - Taormina

We are on the Train bound for Taormina. It isn't very full, so we take a window seat where we can view the Ocean. We pass through suburbs, some of them not very good, gradually, we leave them behind...
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Monument to Don Juan of Austria

This monumental bronze statue shows Don Juan of Austria (1547-1578). He was illegitimate son of Emperor Charles V of Holy Roman Empire and the same time King Carlos I of Spain. That means he was half...
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Chiesa di Santa Caterina Valverde

Chiesa Parrocchiale di Santa Caterina Valverde or Parrish Church of Saint Cathrine of Valverde was built in 1926-1929. This one of the newest and biggest churches in the city built in neo-classic...
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Oleg_D.

"Restored stone by stone after several earthquakes"
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isolina_it

"Messina and surroundings"
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travelgourmet

"Enter Sicily via Messina"
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hquittner

"A broken day trip"
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balhannah

"MESSINA"
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