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Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. It is the third-largest city on the island of Sicily, and the 13th-largest city in Italy, with a population of more than 238,000 inhabitants in the city proper and about 650,000 in the Metropolitan City. It is located near the northeast corner of Sicily, at the Strait of Messina, opposite Villa San Giovanni on the mainland, and has close ties with Reggio Calabria. According to Eurostat the FUA of the metropolitan area of Messina has, in 2014, 277,584 inhabitants. The city's main resources are its seaports, cruise tourism, commerce, and agriculture. The city has been a Roman Catholic Archdiocese and Archimandrite seat since 1548 and is home to a locally important international fair. The city has the University of Messina, founded in 1548 by Ignatius of Loyola.

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Regional Museum of Messina

Viale della Libertà 465, 98121 Messina, Italy
A top-notch art museum, one of the main sights of the city of Messina. The main draw are the two Caravaggio originals on display here.
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Sports

Stadio San Filippo

Stadio San Filippo - Franco Scoglio is a football stadium in Messina, Italy. It is currently the home of A.C.R. Messina.
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Hiking

Capo Peloro

Capo Peloro, Via Fortino, Messina, Sicily 98166, Italy
Punta del Faro is the northeastern promontory of Sicily situated in Messina province, northeast of the city of Messina.
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Sightseeing

Messina Cathedral

Piazza Duomo, 98122 Messina, Italy
Messina Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Messina, Sicily. Formerly the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Messina, it became in 1986 the archiepiscopal seat of the Archdiocese of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela. In June 1947 Pope Pius XII granted it the status of a minor basilica. The current building is the final result of some twentieth-century reconstructions, which took place following the disastrous earthquake that struck Messina in 1908 and the heavy damages that happened during World War II.
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Fountain of Neptune

Via Garibaldi, Messina ME, Italy
Make a stop near the harbor to admire Fountain of Neptune, a symbol of Messina's power, which was created in the 16th century.
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Astronomical clock of Messina

Piazza Immacolata, 98122 Messina, Italy
An elaborate and beautiful clockwork masterpiece. Adorned with gilded statuettes, this astrological clock is best seen during noon.
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Church of the Annunciation

Via Garibaldi Giuseppe, 111, 98122 Messina, Italy
The Church of the Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani is a church in Messina, Sicily. It is an example of Norman architecture on Sicily. The church dates from the 12th century, when Sicily was under Norman rule. Built on top of the ruins of an older temple dedicated to Neptune, the church is an example of Sicilian Norman architecture with its mix of different cultural elements. The church displays influences from Arab and Byzantine architecture and also contains Roman elements. Particularly the apse is unusually well-preserved. The name of the church derives from merchants from Catalonia who established a presence in Messina in the 16th century.
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Fountain of Orion

This monumental fountain was created by Michelangelo's disciple in the 16th century. It depicts the triumph of Orion.
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Temple Christ the King

Piazza Montorsoli, Messina, Sicily 98122, Italy
Built in Sicilian Baroque style, this temple was often used by Richard the Lionheart during the Third Crusade.
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Santuario della Madonna di Montalto

Santuario Di Montalto, Via Dina e Clarenza, Messina, Sicily 98122, Italy
The first religious building that was reconstructed after the 1908 earthquake. It's decorated with colourful stained glass windows and it's a nice Roman Catholic church, supposedly built after the Virgin Mary appeared in a monk's dream and told him to build it here.
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Statue of Don Giovanni

A statue dedicated to Don Giovanni of Austria, who was the admiral of the Holy League fleet at the Battle of Lepanto. It's nicknamed "The Guitarist's Statue", because of the shadow it creates.
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Messina Port

Port of Messina is a port serving Messina, Sicily, Italy. The port has seen a significant growth in traffic in the 21st century, and is now one of the largest and most important in the Mediterranean for cruise ships, growing from 260,000 passengers in 2006 to 405,000 in 2009. The port opens on the western shore of the Strait of Messina, and is made up of a large inlet of the natural harbour, that borders an area of around 820,000 m². The port areas, however, only occupy about 50 hectares. The harbour entrance in the northwest is about 400 meters wide, and the average depth of the basin is 40 meters. This allows for the access and docking of large ships. The docks are equipped with both fixed and mobile cranes, and are linked by rail through Messina Centrale and Messina Marittima railway stations.
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Messina Central Station

Messina Centrale is the main railway station of the Italian city of Messina, in Sicily. As Palermo Centrale, Catania Centrale and Syracuse it is one of the most important stations of its region. It is owned by the Ferrovie dello Stato, the national rail company of Italy.
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Hotels

Hotel Cairoli

63 Viale San Martino, 98122

Rifugio Lupo

Rifugio San Calogero

Rifugio Case Maressa

residence dei margi

Grand Hotel Lido Giardino delle Palme

Hotel Mirage

Grand Hotel Liberty

Hotel Residence Empedocle