Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re

Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re, Messina

Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re
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Pam L
Christchurch, United Kingdom55 contributions
Hair raising drive to reach it
Oct 2019
The drive is not for the faint hearted we complemented our coach driver! The view over the city was spectacular but we were not given time to enter. The bell standing at the side looked enormous but in the short time we had it did not ring, Be aware of pedlars and Beggars either in or outside attractions
Written October 31, 2019
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kilsythladdie
Kilsyth, UK234 contributions
IMPRESSIVE
Sep 2019 • Family
Visited during a open top bus tour and stopped off for a tour, it was a Sunday afternoon and unfortunately the gates were locked this didn’t stop us exploring the exterior which is impressive and has amazing views over the port and the straits of Messina.
Written September 18, 2019
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK798 contributions
If you are visiting Messina, make the effort to visit if only for the views.
Jun 2019 • Couples
We visited the Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re in Messina, whilst on a one day stopover. We were doing a self-guided walking tour armed with a fairly basic tourist map and had climbed up to the memorial via the ‘Vialle Bocetta’. Initially we thought that the building was a church or Duomo but we subsequently found out that it is in fact a memorial to Italian soldiers killed in action whilst defending Sicily during World War two. The walk up here from the harbour is quite a climb especially in the afternoon sun and if this is a problem, it is also possible to get here using the tourist busses or ‘Dotto; trains which call by.
On the day of our visit, the memorial was closed however from this area it is possible to get some spectacular panoramic views over the town of Messina and indeed the straits all the way to mainland Italy, the journey up here is worth it just for the views.
We spent some time here before returning back down to the town and there is a nice bar serving drinks and cool refreshments for the thirsty visitor.
If you are visiting the port of Messina, make sure that you make the effort to visit the site if only for the views.
Written July 12, 2019
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MikeinMalibu
Stuart, FL781 contributions
Beautiful views
Jun 2019 • Friends
This is a military burial site, beautiful inside, the workmen ship is fantastic, the best place to get views of Messina
Written June 19, 2019
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Russell C
Montefiore dell'Aso, Italy110 contributions
A fitting memorial to the fallen
Dec 2018 • Solo
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.
Written December 5, 2018
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Bryce
17 contributions
Great building
Sep 2018 • Couples
A lot of history in the building but have to read about it online. They do not provide any English literature.
Written September 26, 2018
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Mavmed
Sullivan's Island, SC475 contributions
Great view
Jul 2018 • Friends
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.
Written July 28, 2018
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Angie R
Sunderland, UK1,494 contributions
A lovely memorial
May 2018 • Couples
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 are also fabulous views if you cross the street down to the water below
Written May 21, 2018
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Rameshlcfc
Leicester, UK865 contributions
Nice view from this Promenade style area
Nov 2017 • Couples
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 about 1.30pm.
It is worth walking up there. It is not far to walk from the Doumo.
Written November 19, 2017
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ZeebruggeExplorer
Sarasota, FL364 contributions
Italiana
Oct 2017 • Couples
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.
Written October 20, 2017
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