Messina, Sicily, Italy Cruise Port

Located at the tip of Sicily, the island right off the shores of Southern Italy, Messina is the gateway to Sicily and an island with a rich culture. Cruise to Messina, the largest island in the Mediterranean, to explore the home of noted poets and even a mathematician. However, the city is perhaps best known for its cuisine. Some have even gone so far as to nickname Sicily ‘God’s Kitchen’.  Sicily is home to pecorino cheese and a favorite Italian dessert, the cannoli. Contact our cruise experts for help planning a cruise to Messina, Sicily. Featured below are a few of our favorite experiences for the cruise port of Messina in Sicily:

 

  • Check out the Caravaggio masterpieces and the Greek antiquities at the Museo Regionale, an art museum housed in a former silk mill.
     
  • Put on your walking shoes to climb the Torre Faro, a tower overlooking the Strait of Messina, where you’ll get the best view of this gap between Sicily and mainland Italy.
     
  • Learn the meaning of each mechanical figure that emerges from the world’s largest astronomical clock which is displayed at the Piazza del Duomo.
     
  • Visit the Chiesa SS. Annunziata dei Catalani, a church dating back to the 12th century. Damaged in the earthquake of 1908, the building appears to be sinking into the street.

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