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Duomo di Messina

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, Messina, Sicily, Italy
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This Cathedral, a fine example of Sicilian Norman architecture, has...

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.

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A wonderful cathedral, not to be missed !

A part of the sightseeing you must have ! Located in the centre of Messina - Sicily (ancient name Zagli), by the grand Piazza del Duomo and the Orion Fountain (Fontana di... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A part of the sightseeing you must have ! Located in the centre of Messina - Sicily (ancient name Zagli), by the grand Piazza del Duomo and the Orion Fountain (Fontana di Orrione) of 16th century with statues symbolizing river Tiber, Nile, Evros and Camaro. The cathedral was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1908 and the bombings of World... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was fortunate that the Cathedral was open and I could visit the building inside. The altar is lovely as is the ceiling…very unique and beautiful. The cathedral has quite the history: destroyed in 1908 by an earthquake and then bombed in 1943. It was reopened after reconstruction in 1947. The Astronomical Clock display is 12 minutes and consists of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must-see in Messina. Just book one hour and do your homework -- read something about the cathedral, its history, style etc. And then go and see! And it will pay back! Promise!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

It is not an example of of a Duomo in the likes of Siena, Pisa, or like lots of other cities in Italy. It is very nice by all accounts, but here in Italy, it just pales in comparison....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I think that there is a pattern to experiences in sicily, namely if you really want to see the beauty and best of it, get out of the coastal towns, which are uniformly unkempt, poorly maintained and rather depressing. However, if you are prepared to do a little research there are some really special gems amongst this and one of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Like a lot of Messina, the Duomo is nice to walk past but you can't always go inside. There are lots of beautiful things to see around the city but to go inside you generally have to be there at noon and if you're on a tight schedule from a cruise ship that isn't always possible. But at least walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

this is one of the major tourist spot in messina tourist come here to see it unique architecture .its very near to the port beautiful place to go went you are in sicily

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Nice from outside but impossible for visit when you want. Close at noon when we arrived. 'Come later, it will be open'. Later we were on the ship.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The astronomical clock is active every 15 minutes but for the full experience we were told to go at noon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I have been for one month in messina and this duomo was my sweet escape everytime i wanted some fresh air! You can simply walk in the duomo and enjoy the view and the people and the clock that moves every hour. And the good thing is that if u feel like eating you will find all kinds of restaurants... More 

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