Messina Walking Tour
120 Minutes / Tour language:
Messina what to see? Discover the city with our Walking tour: the Cathedral Square with the belltower, the Catalani’s Church, the Sacrarium of Christ the King..
A 2-hours walking tour to the discovery of the city of Messina, one of the most ancient cities of Sicily, with imposing palaces and wonderful landscapes.
What to see in Messina?
Starting from our established meeting point, we will admire the “Madonnina del Porto” continuing with the visit of “European Union Square” and Palace “Zanca”. Crossing Square “Antonello da Messina”, we will visit the Gallery “Vittorio Emanuele”, built after the tragical earthquake of 1908 and also the palace of “Monte di Pieta”- an extraordinary witness of mannerist architecture.
Our guide will illustrate what to do in Messina and what to see in Messina, as for example, the Church of “Montalto” dedicated to our Lady Victories – built after the Sicilians Vespers War (13th century) from whose panoramic point, where it is located, we will have the opportunity to observe also the Sanctuary of “Cristo Re” where in the past stood the city’s acropolis and the first castle named “Roccaguelfonia”, in honour of Richard Lionheart.
Our next attraction will be the Cathedral, the second-largest in Sicily, with its impressive mosaics of the XIV century, damaged during the earthquake of 1908 and rebuilt definitively after the bombings of the Second World War. In the square in front, we will discover and admire also the Fountain of Orion created by Montorsoli, and also the Bell Tower with the largest astronomical clock in the world, a complex mechanism realised by the brothers Ungerer of Strasbourg.
Between the things to visit in Messina, the Church of S.S. Annunziata of Catalani will leave breathless in front of its architectural beauty where the Arab-Norman art created a small treasure, in the centre of the city.
Terms of purchase
Booking with payment by bank transfer or online.
Only for private tours, the following supplements are expected:
From 1 to 3 participants: 300 euros/tour;
From 4 to 15 participants: individual standard fee + 30% of it.
Discover Messina Travel reserves the right to cancel the tour, not later than seven days before the chosen date, only in case of failure to achieve a number of 4 participants. In that case we will refund the complete amount within 24 hours from the notification of cancellation communicated by e- mail.
In case of annulment of the excursion by the customer not later than 24 hours previous to the chosen date for the tour the entire amount will be refunded.
If the tour will be annulled 24 hours before the date of the excursion to the customer it will be deducted 30% of the amount.
What to bring:
Identity card, camera and video camera. Cash and credit card, sunglasses and sunscreen.
What to wear:
Swimsuit, light shoes, comfortable and thin clothing, a hat. Change of clothes (optional).
What to eat:
Discovering Sicily with us, means also experiencing flavours, trying local products, typical dishe: and real delicacies.
Book your tasting experience with our Sicilian Flavours: Spaghetti/Pizza or salted and sweet typical products.
What to buy:
To live in the best way possible your experience in Sicily purchase the DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY kit. Beside the gadgets you will have also our backpack for your tour and also a hat that will protect you from the sun.
Book now and you will receive it at the moment of your tour departure.
Included in the price
- Timetable: from 9:00 AM till 2:00 PM (every day during the landings of the cruise ships).
- End point: Returns to original departure location.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Adult pricing applies to all travellers.
- Not wheelchair accessible.
- Meals and drinks included.
- Cellular number required.