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Discover 16 places to see in Messina

Admire the most beautiful places of Messina and add them to your basket. YAMGU will create your trip considering distances, opening hours and weather.


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MESSINA'S AQUARIUM

The Aquarium of Messina is the only such science exists in southern Italy with the Naples Aquarium. It was built inside the Villa Mazzini at the beginning of the Istituto Talassografico 60 of Messina, thanks to a special financing granted by the region of Sicily. In 1986 was transferred on loan to the municipality of Messina that led up to the Constitution of CeSPOM.  In the structure there are about 70 different species of fish, molluscs, crustaceans and reptiles housed in 22 Mediterranean tanks with capacity ranging from 2,500 to 18,000 litres of water, open circuit fed with sea water drawn


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Church of the Catalans

Built between the 12th and 13th centuries under William the good, perhaps the remains of a pre-existing pagan temple dedicated to Neptune, was submitted within the walls of Castellammare.
In it, a magnificent expression of Byzantine art with influences from Sicilian Arabic-Norman, blend beautifully Byzantine styles, Romanesque, Arabic and Norman.


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BOTANICAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

The Orto Botanico di Messina is a small village in the heart of the Arboretum.  The wealth of species that today owns the Orto Botanico "Pietro Castelli" includes many native and exotic plants, especially tropical and subtropical origin. Many of them were introduced since the Foundation, other in later times. For over a decade the botanical deals with conservation of biodiversity, reproducing and growing native species at risk of extinction. Its heritage is increased continuously: there are rich collections of Succulents, cycadaceae, carnivorous plants and herbs.


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Duomo Messina

The temple is dedicated to God under the title of our Lady assumed into heaven, otherwise known as "until the 16th century Church of Santa Maria la Nuova".
The façade of the Cathedral is a salient, topped with a Battlement. The lower part is decorated with polychrome horizontal lists in marquetry, while the upper part is all in stone, with three Lancet Windows and a Gothic rose window, enriched by elegant hurdles.

Pipe organ

The cathedral organ is the second largest in Italy (the first being that of the duomo di Milano), one of the largest in Europe.

The astronomical clock

It is the largest


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Fontana del Nettuno

The fountain of Neptune is the second fountain realized in Messina to Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli (Tuscan sculptor and close associate of Michelangelo), after the well-known fontana di Orione.
The God Neptune, as upstart, calm waters and invincible, wields his fearsome Trident keeps chained at his feet the monstrous Scylla and Charybdis; is an allegory of the moral and physical strength of the city that doma adversity.


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Fontana di Orione

The fountain of Orion is a monumental fountain created by Messina Frà Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli (1507-1563) disciple of Michelangelo, which dates back to 1553.
It is a work of uncommon beauty, of great significance and a strong emotional impact, commissioned to represent Orion, the mythical founder of Messina.


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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele III

One of the few examples of architecture with use of iron in South Italy, the only one with Napoli, Galleria Umberto i. built in 1929 by Camillo Puglisi Allegra to complement piazza Antonello. The portico overlooking the square is characterized by a large arch that marks the entrance to the Gallery, richly decorated inside with beautiful stuccoes and a mosaic floor in black and white. Two flights of stairs on one side and a porch on the other, lead to secondary outputs.


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HANNIBAL DI FRANCIA MUSEUM

Inside the Basilica Shrine, made the Museum "Hannibal Of France" opened in the Holy Year of 2000. Its originality consists of the reconstruction of the entire .5 scale "Avignon District", as found in the first encounter with Saint Hannibal the poor lived, called "mignuri" commonly.
The Museum created in two years on projects of architect Ing. Livio Lateef Trombetta proposes the figure and work of the distinguished citizen of Messina. The exhibition begins with a look that goes to the pulpit, Sanctuary and now here placed after the renovation of the sanctuary completed in 1976.
In the entrance Co


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