Tours and excursions

Messina is a modern city and the gate of Sicily. It sits at the bottom of the Peloritani mountains and is encircled by its beautiful, eponymous Strait.
Some of the main areas of interest of the town are:

  1. The Cathedral and its bell tower, the largest and most complex astronomical clockwork system in the world
  2. The Orione Fountain in Piazza Duomo
  3. The Church of the Catalani, an example of Norman-Arab architecture
  4. The Church of Santa Maria Alemanna
  5. The Monastery of Santa Maria della Valle (Badiazza)
  6. The Vittorio Emanuele Theatre
  7. The Regional Museum

Distinctive local festivities include:

  • The Good Friday Procession or “Procession of the Varette"
  • The Procession of Our Lady of the Letter (Patron Saint of the city) or “Procession of the Varetta” (3 June)
  • The “Corpus Domini” and “Vascelluzzo” Processions
  • The Walk of Mata and Grifone, the Giants (13 August), ancestors of the Messinesi
  • The Hauling of the Vara (15 August)

Poised between the Ionian and Tirrenian coasts of Sicily, Messina is also the ideal departure point for a variety of gorgeous day-trip destinations all over this marvellous island.

Some of these easy-to-reach destinations, for example, include:

  • Taormina and its Greek Theatre
  • Milazzo and the Eolian Islands (by hydrofoil from Messina and/or MIlazzo)
  • The Mount Etna Nature Park
  • The Nebrodi Park
  • The nature reserve of the Marinello lagoons and the Shrine of Tindari
  • Santo Stefano di Camastra and Caltagirione, known for their pottery
  • The Alcantara Gorges
  • Piazza Armerina
  • Siracusa, Ortigia and Noto

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