Messina City Tour with professional guide
LET YOU TAKE AROUND THE BEAUTIFUL MESSINA
This tour is a great chance to admire the monuments at the historical center of an ancient city, Messina, on the Ionian coast. The Cathedral Square, the Catalani's Church, the Sanctuary of Christ the King and the Church of Montalto, will be explained to you during the tour with all the distinctive traits.
Starting from the historical center of Messina, among the Ionian coast, crossing the fishermen villages, reaching the lakes of Ganzirri, you will stop at Head Peloro to admire closely the natural wonders and the landscapes of the Strait of Messina. The tour will continue in the center of Messina with the visit of the Cathedral and the Bell Tower where was located the greatest astronomic clock in the world. You will also discover the arab – norman style of Catalani’s church and the sanctuaries of Montalto and Cristo Re with their spectacular view. During the tour you will also admire the “ Madonnina del porto “ and the fountain of Neptune created by Montorsoli in 1557 and the baroque church of Gesu e Maria del Buon Viaggio. There is also the possibility to do a short stop (only on request) the Regional Museum of Messina where you can see two of the most important paintings of Caravaggio and two paintings of Antonello.
During the excursion you will hear the legends that characterize the Strait’s area, some of the most famous are ” Scylla and Charybdis ” and ” Colapesce ” and ” City of Risa ,” an ancient town suddenly sank with all its inhabitants in the waters of the major lake of Ganzirri , where, according to the legend, in particular climatic and atmospheric conditions you can still see the ancient walls and at midnight to hear the tolling of the bells. You will be able to see up close the famous feluccas , typical boats that are still used for the swordfish fishing.
You will reach Head Pelorus and you will admire the encounter between the Ionian and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The arm of the sea that surrounds Cape Pelorus is a protected nature reserve oriented, called : LAGUNA CAPE OF PELORO , established by the Region of Sicily in 2001. It is also a site of international importance, included in the ‘UNESCO Water Project’ since 1972. The nature reserve is hosting over 400 aquatic species.
Departure times are set according to arrival of cruise ships. Whatever time your ship arrives please get to the meeting point as soon as possible. The bus will depart 30 minutes after your ship docks.
- pick up and drop off at Messina cruise port
- admire the natural wonders of the Strait of Messina
- hear ancient legends and anecdotes
- stroll along the ancient city center with it's magnificent monuments
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
- May be operated by a multilingual guide
- Minimum number of 8 people per tour applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough total passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Meals not included
Prices and availability
Departure time is 30 minutes after your cruise ship docks
Price per adultfrom € 55,00
Price per child from 6 - 12 years oldfrom € 35,00
Infants from 0 - 5 years old join for FREEFREE