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messina, what do do in one day, if you have been all around

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messina, what do do in one day, if you have been all around

we will be in messina mid may of 2015....

have been to etna, taormina...all around amaifi coast...

can you recommend where we can go from port of messina, that is not too far away.....we are on a cruise ship and have limited time....

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1. Re: messina, what do do in one day, if you have been all around

You still have some options for daytrips: Tindari, Milazzo, Godfather towns, Etna wineries, Gole dell'Alcantara, even Catania or Cefalù. It depends on how long you are staying in Messina and if you want to travel by public transport or not.

You could stay in Messina. All the main sights in Messina are at walking distance. The main sight, The Cathedral, is just a few minutes walking form the port. Be there at noon to see the Astronomical clock in action, it is considered as one of the largest in the world. You could also visit the "Tesoro del Duomo" (Cathedral treasure). The other main sight, The Regional Museum, (With paitings by Caravaggio and Antonello da Messina) is the only far from the port but you can esaily get there by tram tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g187889-d5…

Head to Cristo Re to enjoy the best view of the strait.

Have a look also at these old threads with useful suggestions.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187886-i343-k2536…

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187889-i2142-k396…

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thank you so much for your help....

I will see if I can find a driver to take us to a couple of places....and then end in messina for the clock and some shopping....

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3. Re: messina, what do do in one day, if you have been all around

You are welcome. You will find drivers' suggestions in those links too.

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4. Re: messina, what do do in one day, if you have been all around

I found the city horrible. Dirty, corrupt and nothing to do!

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5. Re: messina, what do do in one day, if you have been all around

Messina is an industrial city and not a top tourist destination.

Have you been to Ortigia europelover26?

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