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Messina Walking Tour
"Discover some of the important buildings that were built after the earthquake such as: Palazzo Zanca (the municipal building) the Land Registry Office the Old Customs House the Chamber of Commerce. We can also admire some of the most evocative churches. During the walk we will recall the historical magnificence of the city before the earthquake and we will appreciate the breathtaking view of the port with its natural sickle shape. It was in this place that the first colonizers decided to settle down.Stroll over via I Settembre famous all over the world because it was from here that the European Revolution of 1848 started. Then we will pay homage to the Donna Rosa Donato (called Rosa ‘a cannunera – Rosa with the cannon – because she used to go around the city centre with a cann
From EUR30.00
 
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

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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...
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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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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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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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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 to...
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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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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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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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LA SICILIA

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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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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...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...
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Viale Annunziata C/da Citola, Villa Nurifla, Messina, Sicily, 98168, Italy
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Lido Marchesana, Terme Vigliatore, Sicily, 98050, Italy
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Via Lungomare, 42 98162 S.Saba (MESSINA), Messina, 98162, 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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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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Fontana Del Nettuno

In 1547, master, builder and sculptor of fountains in Messina, was Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli. This Tuscan sculptor and a close and friend of Michelangelo built many fountains in the city including...
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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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Fontana di Orione

Senate of Messina gave Angelo Montorsoli order (1507-1563) on construction new fountain at Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) in 1547. To accomplish this order and built fountain, Montorsoli had to...
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Monument to fallen batteries

This monument is situated at Passeggiata a Mare and dedicated to officers and artillerymen of two Sicilian Batteries fallen in Eritrea. Monument was created in 1897 by Salvatore Buemi and was...
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"Messina and surroundings"
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"Restored stone by stone after several earthquakes"
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"Enter Sicily via Messina"
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"A broken day trip"
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"MESSINA"
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