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Explore Messina, 'The Door Of Sicily' Over A 2-Hour Private Tour



  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, Sightseeing, Walking

  • Duration

    2 Hours

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Sign up for this 2-hour private walking tour of Messina, a beautiful city located on the Straits separating Sicily and Italy, which is known as the "Gate to Italy." Discover the unique beauty and history of Messina, starting at the Port and exploring the historic centre with the Cathedral of Messina and the pedestrian area with cafes and old buildings.

  • Look at the Marble Statue at the Port of Messina
  • Pay your respects at the Cathedral of Messina
  • Admire the early XXth century astronomical clock set in the bell tower next to the Cathedral
  • Explore Messina, 'The Door Of Sicily' expand_more
    • Join us on this tour of the beautiful city of Messina, known as the "Gate to Italy" due to its unique location on the Straits separating Sicily and Italy.
    • Our tour starts from the square opposite the town hall. From there, walk to the 18th-century theatre that resisted the fury of the earthquake (The facade is still the original one, only the inside is modern).
    • Then, visit the historical centre, home to the Cathedral of Messina. Adjacent to the Cathedral is the Zodiac building, featuring beautiful paintings of the different Zodiac signs. Marvel at the unique bell tower, added after the earthquake, decorated with golden statutes and housing the largest astronomical clock in Europe. The Cathedral's interiors are simple yet stunning, with a beautiful golden altar. Outside, you'll find a Renaissance fountain with four statues symbolizing four rivers. Besides, climbing the 200 steps inside the bell tower is possible to reach the top level and dominate the city from the terrace above. (Steps are not difficult, and travellers can take their time to do so)
    • Next, stroll through the pedestrian area, lined with cafes and beautiful old buildings, to reach the Bronze statue of the city's hero in the battle against the Turkish Army. 
    • Our final stop is at a local bakery to enjoy the typical local pastry, the cannolo, or a granita if it's hot (the traditional Messinese sorbet).

    Note- If the tour starts around 10 AM, then the tourists can attend the amazing carousel in the bell tower. It starts at noon and goes on for over 10 minutes. Tourists will hear sounds and music and will see the golden statues moving.

What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
What's Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Bell Tower Entrance Fee
Meeting Point

Square opposite the town hall

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Sarah
    Amazing tour of Messina by Caterina
  • John
    Lovely experience

    The Cathedral of Messina was breathtaking, thank you Caterina for showing us around!

  • Tom
    Loved the view from bell tower

    The view from the top of the Bell Tower was worth the climb - thank you Caterina for taking us there!

  • Elena
    Perfect introduction to the city

    From the iconic Clock Tower to the bustling markets, Caterina's tour of Messina was the perfect introduction to the city.

  • Giovanni
    Delightful experience

    The tour of Messina was a delightful blend of history, culture, and gastronomy, showcasing the best of Sicily.

  • Marco
    Must try this tour

    From the impressive Cathedral to the charming cafes and old buildings, the tour of Messina offers something for everyone.

  • Sara
    Glad we did it

    The walking tour of Messina was a journey through time, revealing the city's rich past and vibrant present.

  • Andrea
    Wonderful experience

    Caterina's tour of Messina was an unforgettable experience, taking us to hidden gems and local haunts that we would have never discovered on our own.

Starting From


USD 205 / group

Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 10)

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