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Port of Messina

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Port of Messina

we arrive by cruise ship in messina on 4th may 2010. we will only be there from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. we would rather see the countryside other than a museum. what will we be close to and what do you suggest for this time period. also, how would you suggest getting from our port to the suggested town. thank you.

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1. Re: Port of Messina

Hi vetmom22, yours is not the easyest of the questions. Messina is a city that stretches between the mountains and the sea. You could escape the city by visiting the "Ganzirri Lakes" on the most eastern tip of Sicily (by bus N. 79 and 81 from near "Train Station"):

www.sicilia-by-divino.com/ganzirri.html

or climb to the small town of Faro Superiore to enjoy the views over the "Strait", Messina, and Italy (Bus 73, 74, 78 from near Train station):

…altervista.org/faro-superiore/orari-autobus…

or take a train to Villafranca Tirrena to have a walk along the Thyrrenian coast with views as far as the Aeolian islands (station to beach 15 mins on foot):

www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp…

Sal

Edited: 05 April 2010, 00:08
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2. Re: Port of Messina

Faro Superiore:

…altervista.org/massa-santa-lucia/foto/massa…

…altervista.org/massa-santa-lucia/foto/massa…

Views from Villafranca Tirrena:

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6104031

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/4903618

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3. Re: Port of Messina

Welcome to Sicily vetmom22!

With so little time, seriously consider an excursion offered by the ship – It would be worth the expense.

Otherwise hire a local driver to see the area…..

http://www.sunway.it/

http://www.sunway.it/english/excursions.htm

You would waste time on public transport and hiring a car for a few hours would not be a feasible option.

These earlier threads discuss this topic – You might spend the time in Messina….

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187892-i344-k3420…

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187892-i344-k3436…

You might consider taking the bus to Torre Faro, but public transport schedules may be limiting.

Torre Faro - Pylons of Messina:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187889-i2142-k349…

Vagabonda

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