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Wheedled by the curiosity of seeing the birthplaces of Jill Biden Sicilian ancestors discover Messina off the beaten path destinations as Gesso Sicily and Castanea delle Furie.
Starting with Gesso, a small hamlet facing a wonderful view towards the Aeolian archipelago and the Tyrrhenian Sea, we will visit the Museum of culture and popular music of the Peloritani mountains, a precious gem where there are hosted ancient musical instruments, unique art items and also documents attesting Jill Biden Sicilian origins, the first lady family’s history and their departure towards America.
Another curiosity is the altar dedicated to St Joseph, donated by the Italian community of Hammonton to the mother church of Gesso Sicily, which attests to the strong connection between Jill Biden’s birthplace and the tinny village on the Peloritani area.
From Gesso Sicily we will move towards Castanea delle Furie, an ancient and suggestive village with a rich urban structure, where we will discover its main attractions.
Our tour will end back in Messina, where you will explore the historical centre with all its history.
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We believe the boundaries are made to be broken and we have the desire to lead all our guest to the discovery of our destinations.
Our minivan enabled for people with special needs, equipped with a lifting platform will facilitate the visit of important landmarks enjoying wonderful landscapes and views and learning about their past.
Discover Messina Sicily thinks that your time is valuable. Our attentive staff is here to help and guide you at any moment and through all the stages of your experience in Sicily: before, during and after your journey, hoping to see you back in our land in the near future.
With us, local and professional tour guides you will be able to experience and understand Sicily from a different perspective, with small-medium groups of visitors and getting answers and curiosities that only an insider can provide. So, what to expect from this experience?
Departure from Messina Cruise Port or from Travel Agency Discover Messina Sicily, located in the city center of Messina. On request, departure from your accommodation located in Messina area
Our first destination will be the tinny village of Gesso Sicily, where we will discover the Museum of culture and popular music of the Peloritani Mountains where documents attesting the roots of Jill Biden’s family are hosted together with an impressive collection of artefacts and ancient musical instruments.
Then we will continue our visit with the Mother Church of Gesso and an old wine and oil press where you will learn about the techniques used in remote time by the local people.
Before the departure from Gesso Sicily towards Castanea delle Furie, we will taste genuine honey, meeting one of the few producers of the area.
After a short driving, we will reach our second destination of the day: Castanea delle Furie an ancient and suggestive village with a rich urban structure where will be possible to admire the church of S. Catherine, the church of St. John the Baptist dating back to the 15th century, the church of “SS. Rosario” and other important attractions.
Our last stop will be in Messina and its main attractions: the Cathedral with its Bell Tower, the Catalani church and the panoramic area where there can be admired the breathtaking view and two wonderful monuments: the Sanctuary of Christ the King and the church of Montalto.
The tour will end to the starting point.
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.
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite.
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Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.
It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however.
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.