Things to see and do - Messina
Unmissable tourist sites
Messina Travel guide
Messina : Michelin's recommendations
The history of Messina has always been connected with the sea and the strait that separates it from the Italian peninsula, from the time of the Greeks, who chose the area in the 8C BC because of its natural port, right up to the Second World War, when the Allies bombarded the town in order to regain control of the strait of Messina. Even today, the main attraction of the city remains its magnificent bay.
Tourist attractions Messina : Things to see and do
Piazza del Duomo
Alongside the Dome, there is a 60m high bell tower containing an astronomical clock, made in Strasbourg in 1933, with moving figures showing the time, the days and the main periods of life. At midday, all of the figures move to accompany the music of..
Via della Libertà 465
The regional museum displays works that date back to the Byzantine and Norman periods, and works by local artists, including a polyptich by the great Sicilian artist, Antonello da Messina. You can also see paintings by Caravaggio, dating from his vis..
Piazza del Duomo
At the centre of the piazza del Duomo, this elegant, Florentine style 16C fountain is the work of the Tuscan, Montorsoli. Constructed in commemoration of the opening of an aqueduct, it represents four rivers: the Tiber, the Nile, the Ebro and... the ..
Via Tommaso Cannizzaro 3 I - 98122 Messina
Prix Prices from : 74 €
Relax in the spacious, comfortable rooms of Hotel Royal Palace, set just 100 metres from the rail station and the ferries to the Italian mainland and the Aeolian Islands. An underground garage is available on site. Each room has either large windows..
SS 114 Km 5.400 I - 98125 Messina
Prix Prices from : 40 €
Europa Palace Hotel offers free parking and air-conditioned rooms with LCD TV. It is 700 metres from the Messina Sud-Tremestieri exit of A18 Autostrada Messina-Catania/Siracusa-Gela motorway, and 900 metres from the Messina S. Filippo exit of the the..
Via Faranda 7 I - 98123 Messina
Offering air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV, Hotel Messenion is just 750 metres from the Duomo, Messina's cathedral, in the heart of the city. Momento restaurant serves Mediterranean specialities. Rooms at the Messenion Hotel are all soundproof..
via Nicola Fabrizi 143/145 I - 98123 Messina
Behind the courthouse stands this recently opened restaurant. The kitchen is in full view and the original interiors have been embellished by a well-designed internal courtyard with veranda and patio. Regional-style dishes and wine.
via Ghibellina 119 I - 98123 MESSINA
Since1962 the same proprietor has managed this classic and elegant restaurant, recently renovated; seafood specialities, but salads and meat dishes are also available.
via Lago Grande 96 I - 98122 Messina
Situated on Ganzirri lake, this trattoria serves only local fish, such as roulades of swordfish, needle-fish and clams. The dishes are simple and unfussy but full of flavour.