Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Area: Messina surroundings

Messina lies on the north-eastern tip of Sicily, guardian of the Strait and its mysteries.
Messina is a city with ancient roots and cultural heritage of great value. It was a thriving Greek colony and then the most important port of the Roman Empire, second only to that of Constantinople.
Messina has a troubled history: the 1908 earthquake destroyed most of the buildings in the city and the rest was destroyed by bombing of the Allies during the Second World War. Despite the damage suffered in the last century, the city still preserves some monuments of considerable value intact.
Bell tower of Cathedral is the largest and most complex mechanical and astronomical clock in the world.

Things to do

Tour, Experience, Tastings,...

Traditional Festivals, Events, Live Show,... Messina

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Messina

You can obviously taste all the typical products of Sicilian cuisine, the most well-known ones, such as cannoli, Sicilian cassata, arancini, etc. But there are some specialties typical of this area that are more difficult to find in other areas of Sicily.

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Where to stay

Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Messina


Nearby Places

Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Messina. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!

Castanea delle Furie

Messina surroundings


Messina surroundings

Villafranca Tirrena

Messina surroundings


Messina surroundings

Interesting Facts

Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Messina