Messina, Sicily Cruise Port

4.1 out of 5

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alitracy4 says ...
Did not do an excursion, but probably should have gone to Taormina. Messina has nothing...
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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:

"Took the Taormina & Greek Theatre Tour." in 9 reviews.

") Teromina and Mt Etna was fantasic.scenery is excellent." in 26 reviews.

"Taorimina was very beautiful and our tour guide was exceptional!" in 5 reviews.


225 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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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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cowboy74
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

Much that you would want to see is close to the port. We took the little train tour from the square.

Visited: May 17, 2017

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Crowesonholiday
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

Visited on a Sunday so did an excursion to a vineyard half way up Etna, very friendly reception and great spread with tasting

Visited: May 25, 2017

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