Messina, Sicily Cruise Port

4.1 out of 5

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b3nchua says ...
very nice town
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About Messina, Sicily

The setting for Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Messina has much to offer in the way of history. Its dramatic, boulder-filled harbor has challenged navigators since the days of Ulysses. Try to visit the city's Bell Tower at the stroke of noon--the hour when one of the world's largest and most fanciful mechanical clocks springs into action. Messina's museum is also noteworthy for its Renaissance masterworks.

What people said about this port:

"I went to the Greek Theatre and Taormina." in 9 reviews.

"An all day trip let us spend 20 minutes at Mt Etna volcano." in 26 reviews.

"We hired a taxi which was cheaper and he was a great tour guide." in 7 reviews.


249 reviews and tips of Messina, Sicily




paulneworleans
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Messina isn't very exciting, take the train to Taormina, which is a really beautifully situated old town with plenty of shopping, restaurants, great views and more.

Visited: May 27, 2016

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4kstarr
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
2-3 cruises

probably one of our favorite places so beautiful and the food there is incredible!

Visited: Apr 16, 2017

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robinnbob
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
7+ cruises

go to the Duomo, be there at noon to watch the tower. Do yourself a favor a record the 15 minutes of activity, very impressive.

Visited: Aug 20, 2017

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LinRot
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Previously been to Taormina in a private taxi with another couple which was excellent but this time used the local tour bus and train which was excellent value. Try and be in the square at midday for the chimes.

Visited: Jun 09, 2017

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