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Messina: Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

Messina: Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

From US$ 32.02 per person

Discover the rich history of one of the most ancient cities of Sicily with this Messina walking tour. Follow your guide to sights like the Bell Tower, the Cathedral, and the Montalto Sanctuary.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, Italian, French, Romanian, Spanish


  • Enjoy some delectable local sweets from a famous pastry shop
  • Hear the legend behind the Sanctuary of Madonna di Montalto
  • Discover how the city was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1908
  • See mosaics in the the second largest cathedral in Sicily
  • View the astronomical clock of Messina at the Bell Tower
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Explore Messina on a guided walking tour. Stroll through magnificent buildings and landscapes. Hear about the history and aesthetics of this facinating city. Learn about how the citizens rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1908.

Meet your guide and pass by the neoclassical city council building of Palazzo Zanca. Find out the legend behind the Sanctuary of Madonna di Montalto and take in views of Messina from its elevated vantage point. Continuing to the second largest cathedral in Sicily to see the marble façade, mosaics, and painted ceilings. Admire the Bell Tower, which contains the largest and most complex mechanical and astronomical clock in the world.

View a stunning mix of Sicilian and Norman architecture at the 12th century Church of S.S. Annunziata dei Catalani. Finish your tour with taste of something sweet at a local pastry shop.

  • Guide
  • Walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide at the entrance of the cruise port of Messina.

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  • A pickup service is available upon request
  • In case of bad weather conditions the reservation may be subject to changes
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Claudio was an excellent guide, showed us around and gave us an excellent overview of the history of the area and the influences that impacted the political sphere. It was a pleasure to spend a few hours with Claudio and to learn all he had to offer.

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Product ID: 408542