Messina, Sicily Overview

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.

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Private Panoramic Messina

Private Panoramic MessinaFounded by Greek Colonists in the 8th century B.C., Messina was originally...

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Etna Wine Experience

Etna Wine ExperienceBetween the cities of Messina and Catania lies impressive Mount Etna, an active...

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Taormina and Savoca with The Godfather

Taormina and Savoca with The GodfatherYour journey starts with a scenic, comfortable ride out to Sav...

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Mt Etna and Taormina

Mt Etna and TaorminaMount Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe and is in an almost constant...

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by cwheels701

This was probably my favorite port. We went to Taormina and Mt. Etna on a shared tour excursion: Being on Mt. Etna was truly life changing but bring a jacket! You're 6,000 feet above sea level and it's freezing! We went to a honey farm for free samples of honey, olive oil and wines and explored the beautiful shopping town or Taormina.

Visited: Oct 01, 2017

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by Tmsarraz

Done our own thing on this island. Lots of litter and graffiti. Went to a little shop and had Gelato while there my husband accidentally set his wallet down on the counter when paying for it. About 15 minutes later as we were sitting outside, the worker came walking out and handed my husband his wallet. He had asked everyone in the shop if it was their. With all the talk of pick pocketing we were thrilled everyone was honest and denied it was theirs. My husband got his wallet back with everything still in it. A tip was given to the worker from my husband. ( which at first the worker tried refusing that)


by sarakimm

We went to Taormina and the Blue Grotto. One of my favorite ports. Taormina is breathtakingly beautiful, we did lots of sightseeing and shopping and then took a boat ride to the Blue Grotto where the water was an unbelievably beautiful blue color. Then they dropped anchor and we were able to swim around the boat. When we returned to the boat the captain served Prosecco to everyone and played Italian music. It was just wonderful.

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