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The Messina city tour with the visit of the Regional Museum is the perfect Messina shore excursion if you want to discover the history of the city and its rich artistic and cultural heritage.
As the other Messina tours from port, even this Messina excursion starts from the cruise terminal. In the first part of the day, you will explore the mariner towns in the northernmost point of Sicily, immerse in the colorful local myths and folklore. It’s an opportunity to enjoy superb views over the UNESCO–listed Strait of Messina and Capo Peloro, where the traditional fishing boats felucas sit in the summertime. Admire top attractions including the Sanctuary of Montalto and the Temple of Christ the King, and marvel at 12th-century Arab-Norman architecture at the Church of the Annunziata dei Catalani. The Messina city tour includes a visit to the Regional Museum of Messina, where you can visit rare and unique works of art and you can learn about the history and the culture of our city. Get impressed by the masterpieces by Caravaggio and Antonello da Messina, and the original 16th-century marble sculpture of God Neptune built by Montorsoli.
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We believe the boundaries are made to be broken and we have the desire to lead all our guests 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?
This Messina tour starts from Messina Cruise Port or from Travel Agency Discover Messina Sicily, located in the city center. On request, a departure from your accommodation located in Messina area.
We are going to discover the northern part of the city, stopping at Capo Peloro and the natural reserve of the Lakes of Ganzirri, crossing the mariner villages facing the Strait of Messina. After a visit to the Regional Museum of Messina, to enjoy the precious works of art, our tour continues in the city center of Messina with a stop at the panoramic point, then in Cathedral Square with the Astronomical Clock and the Orion Fountain, Garibaldi Street where we can visit the Church of Catalans.
The Messina city tour will end at the starting point. We share a goodbye, hoping to meet our guests back in Sicily soon
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.
Yes, both the entrance ticket and the guided visit of the Regional Museum are included in the price of the tour.
This tour is shared. There is the possibility of purchasing a private tour with the payment of an extra fee.
For further information check the Private Tours page.
No. the lunch is not included in the price of the tour.
No, during the tour, there is no free time available.
The guided visit to the Regional Museum of Messina has a duration of almost one hour and 30 minutes.
Best Tour Of Our Cruise
We were met right off our cruise ship. We joined our guide, Maria Laura, and jumped into the van with another couple from our ship. Maria Laura took us to many stops in the city, telling us the history, and interesting facts about Messina. One stop was for lunch, where I tried the local calzone. And another stop was at the bakery for cannnoli. After touring the city, we traveled outside the city, where Maria took us to the lakes. Our next stop was to the museum, where Maria gave us A personal guide there. Lastly, we went to Messina Cathedral and the Astronomical Clock to finish our tour. With plenty of time before our ships departure, we still had time to shop around the drop off at the port. Just A really pleasant day. We highly recommend this tour with Maria Laura, who answered all of our question. She really made the tour enjoyable.