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2-Hour Messina Walking Tour

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    Make your way to a meeting point in Messina’s Cathedral Square, or arrange pickup at your accommodation. Join a local guide and group for a tour of the city’s key sites. Starting with the square, you’ll see a bell tower with the largest astronomical clock in the world, a complex mechanism built by a pair of brothers from Strasburg.

    Duck into the cathedral to see Byzantine mosaics, then continue to the nearby Annunziata dei Catalani Church, an exquisite example of Norman-Arab architecture. See the Mountain of Mercy and the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, one of the oldest churches in Messina, dating back to the year 1254. Walk to the Zanca Palace, the Town Hall, and the Palace of Culture, which houses a modern art gallery.

    The final stop is the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele II, an elegant theater with a spectacular fresco painted by a great Messina artist. After your time at the theater, this two-hour Messina walking tour concludes in the heart of the historic city.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We had really a very good time with Chiara, our tour guide. Very practical and convenient the Whastapp message before the tour so we knew that everything was set and easy. It was a pretty hot August day in Messina, but Chiara managed to keep...More

    Thank patparis007
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Cool tour with Tania! I like that she was very real about life in Messina and some of the economic challenges. She also knew a good amount of history and lore. I learned about the meeting off the two seas (Ionian and Tyrrhenian) and how...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My husband and I had a great time on our Messina Walking Tour during our stop in Messina during our cruise. Sabrina was our guide and did a wonderful job showing us the sights of the city. We also got unexpected samples during our tour...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank kmwier
    discoverME, Owner at Discover Messina Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write us about your experience with us during the walking tour in Messina. Sabrina, like the rest of the DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY team, shared her passion and knowledge with you in order to allow you to...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We booked this tour last minute after our cruise ship had docked in Messina. We toured with Sabrina and had a great time walking and touring this port city. Thanks for a great time!

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    discoverME, Owner at Discover Messina Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for having shared with us your experience in Messina, giving us the possibility to show you the heart of our city enclosed in the ancient monuments of the historical centre, in our traditions and legends. Kind regards

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    Anna was an amazing guide! She thoroughly told us the history of Messina, its origins and legends. We had a wonderful experience walking up to the sanctuary and seeing a beautiful view of the city. Anna was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions...More

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    discoverME, Owner at Discover Messina Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    We are glad that the history of our Messina offered you a memorable experience in Sicily. Thank you for your precious review and for allowing us to show you that our city has a rich cultural and historical heritage. Warmest regards

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    June 5, 2019|
    Response from discoverME | Property representative |
    Hello, at the moment for the date required, we have only 2 participants at this type of tour. We try to keep a small-medium number of participants in order to offer better assistance.
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    May 20, 2019|
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    Response from prendergasts2016 | Reviewed this property |
    We were lucky enough just to have our family of 3 and one other couple on our tour. Our guide was great and did say they try and keep the groups small.
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    April 22, 2019|
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    Response from prendergasts2016 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi there, we just booked online and the guide met us outside the cruise terminal. Hope that helps.
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