Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Messina1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Messina with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Messina areaThis Messina map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Messina and surroundings
Italy - moving around the countryPalermo Airport is 35 kilometers from the city Palermo, Sicily. The airport of Catania is also considered an equally important air harbor. It is located at a minimal distance from the city of Catania. Please note that this airport has significantly increased its throughput in recent years. One of the most popular resort terminals is the airport of Valerio Catullo Villafranca. This airport is located practically in the center of the country, in the area of Verona. The most convenient way to get to the city is by express buses. Please note that during the peak season, the number of flights which this air harbor takes, increases. … Open
Overview of festivals and celebrations in ItalyIn Italy, people love holidays, and any: both national and religious. Even a football match can become a real holiday, for this sport the locals have a particularly passionate attitude. The victory of the beloved team results in a grand celebration, in which the whole city is involved. Italians celebrate New Year and Christmas on a big scale. Dozens of holiday festivals and carnivals are held during the preparation, and tourists from different countries come to see it with pleasure. The inhabitants of Italy are very friendly; anyone can join the event chosen according to their taste. The end of Lent, beginning in February and ending in early March, is also marked by carnival parties. Even church holidays in this country turn into an exciting action with disguises and masks. … Open
Photogallery of Messina sights
Our guide to Messina
Attractions and active leisure
In the city and its immediate surroundings, you will discover wonderful parks that will be a real find for all nature enthusiasts. Parco Avventura Dei Peloritani is another interesting park where fascinating hiking routes are laid and a separate recreation area with rope attractions is equipped. Fans of active entertainment will have a chance to ride a bungee, climb the trees on a huge rope web, and walk on high … Open
Cuisine and top restaurants
An equally popular snack option is chickpea cakes “panelle”. They are very easy to prepare but have a unique taste. As in many other cities in Italy, pasta is extremely popular in Messina. It boasts many restaurants specializing exclusively in pasta. “Alla norma” is considered a typical regional dish. A special sauce of tomatoes, eggplant, and ricotta makes the dish nice-looking and very satisfying. Fans of … Open
Traditions and mentality of Messina
Another symbolic holiday for Messina is called the “Procession of the Giants” and the history of its emergence is associated with a beautiful legend. According to ancient legends, the city was founded thousands of years ago by giants. The townspeople continue to believe this legend for many years. They organize a celebration in honor of mythical characters every year creating always new beautiful figures of … Open
Travel guide to Messina
There are many cultural centers and museums in the city. The Regional Museum of Messina is located in the building of the old spinning mill. It was founded in 1806. Originally, the museum was located in the large building of the St. George’s Monastery. In 1908, Messina survived a severe earthquake, after which the city literally lay in ruins. The building of the monastery was completely destroyed. The owners of … Open
Messina for children - what to visit
Those who like to spend their holidays with the whole family in nature, ought to go to the lake Lago di Ganzirri. These spots are considered one of the most beautiful in the vicinity of Messina. Along the shores of the lake, there is a beautiful forest park area. Children will love to watch fishes which swim very close to the shore. They can feed the fishes. On the shore of the lake are equipped comfortable … Open
Shopping, streets and outlets
One of the main shopping streets is Via San Martino. Walking along it, you can visit a lot of interesting designer shops and prestigious salons. People come here for exclusive outfits and accessories from famous Italian designers. On one of the main local shopping streets, you'll find the prestigious store Still Home Fashion, which would be of interest to those who want to buy interesting home decorations. The … Open