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Located at the north west tip of Sicily, surrounded by a ring of steep hills and peeks, sits the large port city of Messina. Much like most of Sicily, a holiday to Messina has plenty to entice you in, including stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, incredible history and of course, great food - not to mention Europe’s most active volcano and the world’s most complex mechanical clock.
Relax and explore in Messina
There’s a lot to learn in Messina with plenty of historic and religious landmarks for you to explore. A popular choice with visitors is The Madonna della Lettura, or Blessing Madonna, an enormous bronze statue that stands atop a spire guarding the port of Messina. Also found overlooking the sea, but for a different purpose, is the Fountain of Neptune. Another favourite with visitors to Messina, this impressive marble statue looks out towards the harbour and is said to keep the waters calm.
When holidaying in Messina be sure to dedicate some time to checking out the spectacular Piazza del Duomo Tower, which houses the world’s most complex mechanical clock. Located in the main square next to the cathedral, the clock comes to life everyday at the strike of 12 with a performance of moving parts. You’ll see a roaring lion, a crowing cockerel and other important figures from Messina’s rich history.
A holiday to Messina also offers plenty of opportunity to venture away from the city and explore many other must-see places. Hop on the train and take a short journey to Taormina; a charming medieval village perched on the hillside far above the water. Loaded with shops and boutiques selling everything under the sun, Taormina is certainly a shopper’s paradise. Taormina also offers great restaurants, Roman ruins, fantastic panoramic views and a cable car ride to the beach, making it one trip that is definitely worth taking on your holiday to Messina.
Another must see site for people holidaying in Messina is Mount Etna. Catch a bus and enjoy a scenic drive along some of Sicily’s most impressive coastline, passing acres of beautiful landscape before starting your climb up the long and winding road to Mount Etna. High enough for skiers to get their kicks in the winter, Mount Etna is the tallest, most active volcano in Europe and has erupted almost every year for the past decade.
Enjoy a holiday with variety in Messina
There’s plenty to see and do on your holiday to Messina, and thanks to lastminute.com you can do it all for an incredible price. You could be enjoying the snow at the top of Europe’s largest volcano one day and relaxing on a blazing hot beach the next. It really does offer the perfect mix of everything you wish for in a holiday. So, book this amazing deal to Messina today and have the holiday you desire.