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Viale Principe Umberto, Messina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A peaceful, simple and evocative memorial to those Italian soldiers who lost their lives in the allied attack on Messina. Go to reflect on the impact of war not just to look at the view of the town and harbour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Russell C
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

A lot of history in the building but have to read about it online. They do not provide any English literature.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bryce L
Reviewed July 28, 2018

This is a nice stop to get the panoramic view of Messina. The memorial itself is impressive but the main reason most tourists stop here is probably the photo op.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Mavmed
Reviewed May 20, 2018

This building incorporates both a church and a memorial for the fallen soldiers of Messina. Although we were unable to do so on the day we visited we understand it is possible to visit the memorial although the church itself it not often open. There...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank angier931
Reviewed November 19, 2017

This is nice busy promenade style area. But must watch out for the traffic. The view of Messina and the harbour is very good from here. But we preferred the view from Santuario della Madonna di Montalto. The place was closed when we visited at...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Rameshlcfc
Reviewed October 20, 2017

This is a scenic area. Our taxi driver told to view the area surrounding the church, I cannot say what it was like inside. It is worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ZeebruggeExplorer
Reviewed January 10, 2017

This review is NOT about the church, but about the marvelous promenade across the street from the church. From this pretty promenade, we enjoyed a wonderful panoramic view of the sea, the Italian mainland (the “toe” of the “boot”), and the hook shaped peninsula that...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Yitzchak M
Reviewed November 19, 2016

Do not be put off by trying to make your way up to this temple. The views over the Strait of Messina and the town are magnificent. The memorial inside the temple is thought provoking as it is a crypt. There is a marble sarcophagus...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank catsforkids
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re is an amazing War Memorial with beautiful views of the city and harbor. It is well worth the long hike up to it. Remember to go before 13:00 as they seemed to be closing for lunch.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank 2morrows
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

From a distance, we thought this was another church. But it's not. It's a war memorial. Still, it is worth the visit. The views are fantastic, there is a small cafe across the street, street vendors keep things interesting, and the hike up is more...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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