Europe and the Mediterranean


Messina in Italian; Missina in Sicilian

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Palermo Airport – Punta Raisi

Other nearby airports:

  • Reggio di Calabria Airport (on the mainland)
  • Trapani Airport – Birgi (in Sicily)


  • The port of Messina, in Sicily, is connected by ferry to Villa San Giovanni (6 km), Reggio di Calabria  (10 km) and Salerno


  • Motorway to Palermo (224 km) and to Catania (95 km)
  • Connection by train to Palermo and Catania



Where to sleep

Tourist office

98122 MESSINA – Via Calabria, is. 301 bis ang. Via T. Capra. Tel. (+39) 090 67 42 36

To visit


  • Several archaeological sites, Greek and Roman
  • Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta
  • Church of l’Annunziata dei Catalani (12th century)
  • Montalto Sanctuary, built on 13th century ruins; magnificent views
  • Temple of San Francesco de Assisi (13th century)
  • Church of Santa Maria Alemanna (13th century)


Messina has 38 museums, including:

  • Antiquarium: remains of the Greek colony of Tindari: tel. (+39) 094 136 90 23
  • Antiquarium Villa Romana: residence and the remains of Roman baths: tel. (+39) 094 136 15 93
  • Regional Museum: designed to preserve the cultural heritage of Messina after the earthquake of 1908


  • Medieval church of Santa María della Valle, in the outskirts
  • Theatre Vittorio Emanuele II, neoclassical
  • Municipal Cemetery or Gran Camposanto
  • Monte Dinnammare (Peloritani): panoramic views
  • Mount Etna (3.340 m) visible from the strait

Do not forget

  • According to Roman mythology, Neptune opened the Strait of Messina with a blow of his trident
  • The most terrible earthquake of the history of Messina, followed by a tsunami, occurred in 1908 and caused 80.000 deaths
  • Messina is a university city

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Ramon Llull was born in Mallorca three years after the Christian Conquest of the Island by the Catalan king Jaime I in 1229.

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