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Messina - Sicily

Viewing Platform of the Torre Faro Tower

The small village of Torre Faro is located on the coast of the strait of the same name, half an hour's drive from Messina. You can come here to walk through the village streets, engage in various water sports, relax on the white sandy beach, see the 2-meter lighthouse, and visit an interesting building. It served as a support for an old high-voltage line built across the strait in the past.
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The structure is used as an observation tower today. It has a height of 224 meters. You will have a chance to walk 1250 steps to get to its observation platform. It is located at an altitude of 200 meters from the ground. You can enjoy the picturesque landscape of the Torre Faro and the amazing view of the Strait of Messina for a quarter of an hour while standing on it.

Etna Volcano Tour

The high active volcano Etna is located in the eastern part of Sicily between the cities of Messina and Catania. You will have the opportunity to take a tour of this natural attraction. You can take a tourist bus to an altitude of 1,900 meters. 10 kilometers of ski trails are waiting for you in this place. Only 1 kilometer of them is marked as an easy descent. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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If you are not interested in skiing you can sit in the Funivia Dell' Etna funicular or use an SUV and continue the journey to an altitude of 3 thousand meters. If you decide to visit the top of the volcano you should walk to it on foot. You will be able to see the Catania valley, the roofs of houses, the coast, and bright green plants once you are close to the crater.
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Etnaland Water Park and Theme Park

You can go from Messina to the Etnaland amusement park on the SS 121 motorway. You should make a turn on Valcorrente. The park is divided into several parts. If you prefer to have fun and extreme time you should take advantage of the breathtaking attractions of Water Park and Theme Park. For example, you can take a dip in the pool, using the multi-colored descents of the Kamikaze water slide, or roll down one of the 4 tunnels of the Twister at high speed.
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The thrill of the “Wild River”, “Niagara Falls”, and “Black Hole” are also waiting for you at the water park. You can also use "Crocodile Slides". You will have to make a rafting trip on a stormy river where reptiles are found. You can ride the "Splash of the Jungle", falling from a height of 30 meters into the abyss. You will be in a boat designed for 12 passengers. If you get to the territory of the theme park you will have the opportunity to ride a roller coaster and see Etnaland from a height with the help of the attraction "Etnaland Tower" and the 1800-meter cable car. The journey will take 27 minutes.

Trekking in the Mountains of Nebrodi Park

Nebrodi Park is located on the border of Messina and Catania. The ridge with the same name is located on its territory. There is also the Madonie mountain range, which together with the range forms the Apennines of Sicily. You can hike through the park to look at numerous representatives of the local flora and fauna, waterfall Catafurco, castle Impallacchonata, and lakes. They have the red hue of water due to blooming microalgae.
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You will also have the opportunity to climb the highest mountain peak of Nebrodi. It's called Monte Soro. Its height is 1847 meters. You can admire the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Etna Volcano, and the Alcantara River from there.
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Fishing and Surfing in Messina

If you stay in Messina from mid-spring to late summer you can go fishing in the Strait of Mexico. You should rent a special boat for this. Locals call it the "spadara". Fishing on numerous lakes can also be arranged for you. They are located both in the city and in its surroundings. If you decide to visit one of the resort's beaches you will get the opportunity to conquer the waves while standing on a surfboard.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Messina and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Messina
♥   Restaurant 'Taverna Kerkira' BAGNARA CALABRA. Type - Seafood. 23.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Angolo del Gusto' GAMBARIE D’ASPROMONTE. Type - Regional cuisine. 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'De Gustibus-Maurizio' PALMI. Type - Seafood. 31.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Noemi' GALLODORO. Type - Sicilian. 39.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Messina
♥   Castle 'Ruffo Castle of Scilla' Scilla, 15.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Sant’Aniceto' Motta San Giovanni, 22.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Milazzo' Milazzo, 27.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ruffo Castle of Amendolea' Amendolea, 37.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Villagonia' Taormina, 44.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Messina and around
♥   Art museum 'Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia' Reggio Calabria, 12.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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