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Choose a Messina walking tour and discover the cultural heritage and the history of Messina Sicily city center: from the medieval churches to the modern style monuments, built after the 1908 earthquake and the bombings of the Second World War, the city has many tourist attractions to offer.
Among the other Messina tours from the port, this 2 hours long Messina walking tour gives you the opportunity to fully appreciate the highlights of the city, enjoying a relaxing and cultural stroll: our tour guide will take you from the downtown to the panoramic point of Messina, to visit the Sanctuary of Montalto by the Ramp of the Dove: from its terrace, overlooking the Strait of Messina, you can admire opposite the Italian mainland and you can take pictures of the Temple of Christ the King.
Our last attraction will be Piazza Duomo, to visit the medieval Cathedral with its impressive mosaics and many works of art. After attending the Bell Tower show at noon, to end the Messina walking tour in the tastiest way, your tour guide will take you to a pastry shop to taste delicious Sicilian cannoli or granita, to experience typical Sicilian flavors.
English, Italian, Spanish, French, Romanian
The Messina walking 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 walk in the heart of the city, stopping at the best places to visit, in particular the Sanctuary of Montalto located in a high position overlooking the Strait of Messina. Then, the Cathedral of Messina to enjoy the precious works of art recollected inside, the Church of Catalans, marble fountains, and elegant palaces in neoclassical style. The best attraction of Messina during our tour will be the Astronomical Clock of the cathedral of messina, with its mechanisms in movement every day at 12 p.m.
The tour will end at the starting point. We share a goodbye, hoping to meet our guests back in Sicily soon
Yes, during the walking tour there is a part of the itinerary that includes several steps.
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.
Yes, the Bell Tower show is included as the main attraction of the tour.
Yes. The tasting is included in the price of the tour.
Yes, during the tour will be able to reach the panoramic point of the city.
Walking history of Messina
The most difficulty we had was being in the correct place to meet our guide as there were bus guides wearing the same orange scarves. They and port security were very helpful! Our guide gave us the choice of walking along the lower part of the city or the upper portion. We chose the upper and were rewarded with a fabulous view of the harbor entrance, our ships, the opposite shore and a history of the church itself.There are a LOT of steps to navigate taking the same route both ways, so be prepared for that.
She timed it all so we could see the church clock tower display at noon as well as a tour of the interior of church itself.
She explained everything in both English and Spanish.
We didn’t stay for the sweets as we needed to return to our ship. Our tour lasted about 3 hours.
Great tour with an energetic and knowledgeable guide
This was a great, easy tour with an energetic and knowledgeable guide. As we walked off the cruise ship there stood our guide with our name on a sheet and from there we took off to walk and learn about this beautiful city. Easy to book online at a very reasonable price. We loved the tour. My only negative is why oh why do people with mobility issues book a two hour walking tour.
Must See Messina Clock Tower and Walking Tour!
Claudio (hope I have his correct name) was our guide and did a wonderful job of explaining the history of Messina on this 2 hour small group walking tour. The highlight was the clock tower show at noon, a must see when in Messina. Gelato sample at the end of the tour was a refreshing and unexpected treat! Our group was about half English-speaking and half Spanish-speaking, and Claudio handled the situation well, explaining each sight fluently in both languages. A lot of walking involved, but not difficult at all.
Chiara was knowledgeable and friendly. Covered the main sights and provided a helpful overview of
Messina. The complimentary pastry at the end was also delicious
Very informative tour
Our guide, Chiara, was very knowledgeable and energetic. The sites were interesting and the bell tower
show at noon is not to be missed. There are steps to climb during the tour but otherwise it is easy
walking. The cannoli at the end of the tour was delicious.