Beautiful Messina from taormina
Departure from: taormina
Departing from Taormina, along the ionian coast, we will arrive in Messina, crossing the fishermen villages till reaching the Lakes of Ganzirri, stopping at Head Peloro, the nearest point to Europe, where you will assist to the meeting between Ionian sea and Mediterranean sea, admiring closely the natural beauties and the landscapes of the Strait of Messina.
The sea around Head Peloro is a nature reserve called: Laguna Capo Peloro. It is also a site of international importance, included in UNESCO’s Water Project since 1972.
During the journey will discover the legends which characterize the area of the strait, the most known are “Scilla and Cariddi”, “Colapesce” and the legend of Risa, an ancient town suddenly sank with all its inhabitants in the waters of the great lake of Ganzirri.
You will admire the famous “feluche”, typical boats still used today to fish the swordfish.
Continuing towards the historical center there is expected and optional stop to Regional Museum of Messina where there are works of are of rare artistic beauty realized by painters of international reputation as Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and Antonello da Messina.
During the tour you will notice the stele of “Madonnina del Porto”, the Fountain of Neptune realized in 1557 by Montorsoli, the baroque church of “Gesu e Maria del Buon Viaggio” built in 1598.
The tour will end with the visit of the Cathedral and the Bell Tower where was located the greatest astronomic clock in the world, the Catalani’s Church, the Sanctuary of Montalto and the panoramic point situated in front of Sacrarium of Christ the King.