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Visit Vascelluzzo and the Church of the Sailors provided by Tracce di Memorie

Visit Vascelluzzo and the Church of the Sailors

Visit Vascelluzzo and the Church of the Sailors
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Visit to the historic Church of the Sailors, where the wonderful Vascelluzzo is kept, a unique and priceless work of art in the world.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Entrance to the castle of Vascelluzzo • Entry/Admission - Sicily
Duration
30m
Departure details
Via Chiesa dei Marinai, 98121 Messina ME, Italy
Inclusions
Entrance to the castle of Vascelluzzo • Entry/Admission - Sicily
Departure details
Via Chiesa dei Marinai, 98121 Messina ME, Italy
Duration
30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Chiesa dei Marinai
    Via Chiesa dei Marinai, 98121 Messina ME, Italy
    See address & details
  • 1
    Processione del Vascelluzzo
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    In the sixteenth century the confraternity had Vascelluzzo, here preserved, a masterpiece in silver reproducing a galleon, remembers the history of Messina and is a symbol of the bond between the city and Mary and its protection. Messina in 1302 was struck by a severe famine and Frederick II, to save the city, turned to the prayer of St. Albert of Trapani. He celebrated a mass, at the end of which he said "God answered your prayer" and 3 ships loaded with wheat arrived in the harbor. From 1577 the Vascelluzzo participates in the procession of Corpus Domini with the reliquary that houses Maria's hair and is decorated with ears of wheat. On the day of the procession in the lower part of the varetta is spread a blanket of velvet that replaces the silver festoons that once existed. The procession takes place in 3 stages: it is brought to the Cathedral, there it is placed under the triumphal arch of the Transept, here they fix under the silver crown the so-called "PIGNA", the glass case that holds Maria's hair, then yes continues with the procession. In the past, wheat was donated by a family that had a wheat field in Spartà. The procession towards the Cathedral is made with a characteristic trot to symbolize the going of a ship on the sea, while the return is made of run because according to the legend, in the past in this juncture the Vascelluzzo was violated.
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  • You'll end at
    Via Chiesa dei Marinai
    Via Chiesa dei Marinai, 98121 Messina ME, Italy
    See address & details
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