Messina, Sicily. IT

Messina is the third largest city on the island of Sicily, Italy and the capital of the province of Messina. It is located near the North-East corner of Sicily, and is the closest point on Sicily to mainland Italy. It is easily accessible from Reggio di Calabria or Villa San Giovanni on the mainland.

Messina is a modern city with few intact monuments due to an earthquake in 1908 and Allie bombings in 1943. It is gateway to nearby Taormina, Mt Etna and ancient Naxos.

Things to See & Do

* Palazzo Calapaj - near the Duomo
* The Fountain of Orion and the Fountain of Neptune
* The San Ranieri Lighthouse
* Messina Cathedral
* Mt Etna and Taormina

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 211 km²
Population – 250,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – 39

Port Location –The port of Messina is a short walk from the main shopping area of Messina along Via Garibaldi, Piazza Cairoli, and Viale San Martino.

Travel Links – There are at least hourly ferries to and from Messina to Villa San Giovanni on the mainland and also several hydrofoils each day to Reggio di Calabria.
Messina is Sicily's link to the main Italian train network. Long distance trains from Rome and Naples cross the Straits of Messina by ferry and continue on to Palermo and Catania. Regular regional trains also run to Milazzo, Cefalu, Taormina and Syracuse.
Long-distance buses stop in Messina, linking Rome and Naples to Catania and Palermo. Regular buses also run to Taormina and Milazzo (for the Aeolian Islands).

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Cruises from Messina, Sicily. IT

Cruise Date Duration
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 05/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 12/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 19/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 26/07/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 02/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 09/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 16/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 23/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 30/08/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 06/09/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 13/09/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 20/09/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 27/09/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 04/10/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 11/10/22 7 nts
MSC Fantasia, 18 Nights ex Messina (Taormina), Italy to Santos (Sao Paolo), Brazil 15/10/22 18 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 18/10/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 25/10/22 7 nts
MSC Seaview, 7 Night ex Messina, Italy Return 01/11/22 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 18/04/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 25/04/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 02/05/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 09/05/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 16/05/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 23/05/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 30/05/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 06/06/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 13/06/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 20/06/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 27/06/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 04/07/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 11/07/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 18/07/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 25/07/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 01/08/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 08/08/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 15/08/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 22/08/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 29/08/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 05/09/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 12/09/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 19/09/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 26/09/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 03/10/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 10/10/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 7 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) Return 17/10/23 7 nts
MSC World Europa, 5 Nights ex Messina (Taormina) to Genoa (Portofino) 24/10/23 5 nts