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This Cathedral, a fine example of Sicilian Norman architecture, has retained its original medieval lines even after a long history: built under Roger II, consecrated in 1197, destroyed in the 1908 earthquake and rebuilt.
If you like odd clocks and mechanics this is a good place to stop ad take a look, but otherwise it is just a place where trinket sellers will try and get you to spend a few Euros for the usual rubbish.
First stop on Royal Caribbean cruise was Messina which is Sicily. We decided not to do the ship excursion so we explored on our own. It was a lovely little town with beautiful churches. The town square has a lot of charm despite all the...More
This church is beautiful and full of history. The church, as many in Europe was open to the public and everyone is free to walk around and take photo's. Don't forget that this is a Catholic church so being quiet is a must.
At noon, the golden statues come alive with bells and music and sound effects. The whole plaza stops to watch the show. The plaza also has a lot of hawkers for souvenirs. We took the hop on and hop off from the plaza.