Messina Tourism & Travel Guide

Trips and Itineraries for Messina

Next came a walk through the church doors of the Cathedral of Messina and Fontana di Orione, followed by the Santa Maria de Carmine Cathedral, and the Cimitero monumentale di Messina....

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Messina ME, Italy
This was the terminal point for me where I decided to get off the bus, and wander off into the parade. However, what first caught my attention was what stood right in the middle of this square in Messina- a beautiful and archaic Clock Tower. And what amazed the most was how the entire procession stopped just a few seconds before the clock struck 12, with the afternoon sun shining upon us all. And what followed this proved that this was a true mechanical and astronomical masterpiece as the bell door opened up and Ave Maria played in the background, with Jesus on a cross at the end of those few reveling minutes. For me there couldn't have been a better start to my journey through age old doors of the Cathedral of Messina. As I entered, I was enamored by not just its religious craft but the miracles made by man's creativity and art under the influence of medieval European culture. Whether it was the timber ceiling or the absolutely marvelous paintings, it was truly an awe-struck moment of my trip!
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Piazza del Duomo, Messina, Sicily
The Orion Fountain was what completed my trip into a true Italian experience! Fountains, that represented four rivers of the past over which you could wish on, was standing right before me and I couldn't decide which one was my favourite moment, the Bell Tower or this Orion Fountain. Beautiful reliefs and scultptures were carved in true Italian finesse which were a treat to my eyes. Yet the way the fountain was designed, I was too excited to throw my coin and wish on the sparkling waters of Fontana di Orione.
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Weekend Getaways from Messina  

Palermo, the regional capital of Sicily, is one of those cities with its own very distinct, almost tangible atmosphere, a place of mystery where reality often outperforms the traveller’s imagination and preconceived stereotypes. Visiting Palermo is still somewhat of an adventure in a world where so many places have become tourist-friendly to a fault. You won’t find many restaurants with menus translated into 5 different languages, you may have trouble communicating in English in many places, and some parts of the old town center have remained untouched since they were bombed during the war.


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