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Choose a Messina walking tour as a shore excursion Messina during your cruiseship and discover the cultural heritage and the history of Messina Sicily city center: from the medieval churches to the modern style monuments, built after 1908 earthquake and the bombings of the Second World War, the city has many tourist attractions to offer. Among the other Messina tours from 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 most tasty way, your tour guide will take you to a pastry shop to taste delicious Sicilian cannoli or granita, to experience typical Sicilian flavours.
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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?
The Messina walking tour starts from Messina Cruise Port or from Travel Agency Discover Messina Sicily, located in the city center. On request, 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 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 to 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, 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.
No. the lunch is not included in the price of the tour.
Yes, during the tour will be able to reach the panoramic point of the city.
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.
We had a great time wandering around Messina’s old town. Margarita was an excellent guide. The
tour showed us various historical sites. Although the hike to the top of the town was challenging for us,
the views from the church was perfect. We highly recommend this tour.
Messina Sicily walking tour
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Katia who presented us with a clear picture of Messina’s transitional situation while exemplifying the strong heart and soul of Sicily.
The tour involves uphill walking and numerous stairs but lovely views.
An enjoyable small wine tasting was optional.
The cannoli Katia offered us at the end of our tour was the best ever!
Walking Messina with Sabrina!
We had a wonderful morning in Messina with Sabrina. She is passionate about Messina, has very good
english and delighted in showing us the features of the city.
very informative and vivid. We appreciate our guide. we got the history of Messina and enjoyed the
marvellous view on the Street of Messina from above. Thank you!
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