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Sacrario di Cristo Re
Sacrario di Cristo Re by Vito Manzari @flickr
Lo stretto di Messina
Lo stretto di Messina by Vito Manzari @flickr
Il Duomo di Messina
Il Duomo di Messina by Vito Manzari @flickr
Messina by Sergio Dini @flickr
Messina - Sicily
Messina - Sicily by amipreside @flickr
Messina - Sicily
Messina - Sicily by amipreside @flickr
Messina - Sicily
Messina - Sicily by amipreside @flickr
Messina - La Cattedrale
Messina - La Cattedrale by Luigi Strano @flickr
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The magnificent Coliseum was built almost 2 thousand years ago. Before that, the site of the Coliseum was the location of Nero’s Palace and a big artificial lake. The building of the Coliseum was joyful for inhabitants of Rome because it was much more pleasant to see a beautiful forum rather than a tyrant’s palace. Circus Maximus is another large and unusual landmark. According to some experts, Circus could provide seats for 200 thousand visitors. The venue was used to host competitions of carts and other important public events. Mons Palatinus is an interesting place from the historic point of view. According to scientists, homes of first settlers of Rome were located there. Later, noble Romans built their houses on Mons Palatinus. There were many temples in that area and many important celebrations took place there. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Messina

Messina for children - what to visit

An astounding option for a family holiday will be an excursion to the Cascata Cataolo waterfall. It is located in a picturesque park where an exceptionally wonderful antiquated castle has been preserved. This is one of the few historical sites that will be interesting to visit with children. After visiting the castle, vacationers can stroll through the park and look into its most concealed corners. The principle … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

In search of unusual souvenirs, you can go to Moai Tiki, a store able to please all family members. Interesting toys and accessories are carefully placed in the windows - neither adults nor children will remain indifferent. For example, here you can buy a charming toy rabbit in a basket that looks just like a real one. Boys and men will like models of ships and lighthouses, as well as various construction toys. For … Open

Advices for travellers

7. The city's most expensive hotels are concentrated on the main streets and in the historic district. In the immediate vicinity of Messina, there are wonderful beach hotels offering much more affordable prices. 8. The city has great grocery and fish markets, as well as many gastronomic stores. They all would be of interest to independent and budget tourists. The high-quality produce presented here is sold at … Open

Travel guide to Messina

An amazing museum is located within the walls of the Cathedral. The royal treasury is also located here. Four large rooms are allocated for the storage of precious exhibits. One of the most valuable exhibits is a lamp cut from a single piece of rock crystal. It was donated to a royal person more than a thousand years ago. In the treasury, there are many jewelries and relics of gold, as well as unique items of … Open

Traditions and mentality of Messina

Many tourists seek to visit Messina at the end of January when the annual carnival kicks off in the city. The tradition of its holding is now widespread throughout Sicily, but the first carnival was held back in the late 16th century. In all cities of the island, preparations for the largest carnival are held throughout the year. It lasts several weeks and ends with the beginning of Lent. During the carnival, … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Few tourists are aware of the existence of Amici Miei, a restaurant located away from the busiest city streets. The main visitors to this regional restaurant are locals who are used to typical homemade food. It serves fresh fish, shrimp, and other seafood. You can try authentic homemade seafood pasta and traditional fruit desserts. The restaurant will please connoisseurs of good Italian wine with an excellent … Open

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