13 Sights in Messina, Italy (with Map and Images)

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1. Don Giovanni d'Austria

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John of Austria or Don Giovanni d'Austria is a monumental sculpture in bronze, originally gilded, of John of Austria by architect and sculptor Andrea Calamech, a native of Carrara who trained in the Florentine workshop of Bartolomeo Ammannati. Its erection was decided by the Senate of Messina in 1571 to honor the victor of the Battle of Lepanto, from which many Messineses had benefited, and it was dedicated in 1572. William Stirling-Maxwell called it "one of the most effective monuments of sixteenth-century art". On the sides of the pedestal are bronze plaques depicting the fleet, the battle, and the fleet's victorious return to Messina as well as an inscription. John is figured holding a three-pronged baton in reference to his command of the triple alliance of Philip II, the Pope, and the Republic of Venice, with his foot on the severed head of a vanquished Turk generally considered to be M├╝ezzinzade Ali Pasha.

Wikipedia: John of Austria (Messina) (EN)

2. Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata

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The church of the Santissima Annunziata is a church of Messina, Camaro Inferiore, which finds its origins in the eighteenth century. Damaged by the earthquake of 28 December 1908 was replaced by a Baracca church imposed on the opposite bank of the Camaro stream. Reconstructed in the 1930s, not far from its original site, it consists of three naves and is completely in a Romanesque style. Inside it is possible to admire the canvas of the Annunciation of the famous painter Adolfo Romano dating back to 1919, four baroque-style poles, two eighteenth-century statues depicting the Virgin Addolorata and San Luigi, some sacred vases dating back to the eighteenth-XVIII century and various liturgical furnishings In golden wood including a chair, in the greater apse, of the eighteenth century.

Wikipedia: Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata (Camaro Inferiore) (IT)

3. Santuario di Dinnammare

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The sanctuary of the Madonna di Dinnammare stands on the top of the Monte homonymous, 1127 meters high, which is part of the chain of the Peloritani Mountains. The name Dinnammare would derive from the Latin term "bimaris", since from its summit it is possible to enjoy the view of the two seas, the Ionian and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Other studies attribute its meaning as a purely Arabic, deriving from Dinmar composed of DIN combined with its own name, 'Amar, frequent name in medieval documents, the ancient owner of those places therefore' (land given) in reward to 'amar '. From the square of the church you can admire the city of Messina in all its greatness and the narrow in its majesty. Looking on the Tyrrhenian side, it is instead possible to observe the bay of Milazzo the wind volcanic.

Wikipedia: Santuario della Madonna di Dinnammare (IT)

4. Chiesa del Carmine

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The "Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel", better known as Carmine Church, is a Roman Catholic church in Via Porta Imperiale, Messina, Sicily. It replaces the former church, which was razed by the 1908 Messina earthquake. Located close to the Tribunal, the Carmine Church was rebuilt in 1930 in the eighteenth century Baroque or Rococo style. Designed by the architect Cesare Bazzani, the church was reconsecrated on 15 July 1931.

Wikipedia: Chiesa del Carmine, Messina (EN)

5. Fontana di Gennaro

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The Aquarium Fountain - popularly called the Fontana di Gennaro - is a monument of Messina, dating back to the beginning of the seventeenth century. Initially located at the intersection of the course and the Via del Collegio, it is located today in the Piazzetta of the same name, between Corso Cavour and via XXIV Maggio. After the restoration works, in 2015 it was returned to the view of the city.

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6. Chiesa di Santa Caterina di Valverde

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The church of Santa Caterina di Valverde, also church of Santa Caterina Virgin and martyr, is a place of worship of Messina located in via Centonze near via Garibaldi. Belonging to the archdiocese of Messina-Lipari-San Lucia del Mela, Vicariate of Messina Centro under the patronage of the Madonna della Lettera, archpriest of Messina, parish of Santa Caterina di Valverde.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Caterina di Valverde (IT)

7. Chiesa di San Giovanni Gerosolimitano di Malta

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The Jerusalem and Palatine Church of San Giovanni di Malta - San Placido e Compagni Martiri is a place of worship in Messina located in Via San Giovanni di Malta. Belonging to the archdiocese of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela, vicariate of Messina Centro under the patronage of Our Lady of the Letter. It was once a Benedictine abbey, the first built in Sicily.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Giovanni di Malta (Messina) (IT)

8. Museo Regionale di Messina

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The Interdisciplinary Regional Museum of Messina is a museum of painting, sculpture and archaeology in the city of Messina. Until 2017 it was housed in the former Barbera-Mellinghoff silk-mill, a late 19th century building chosen for it after the 1908 Messina earthquake. Since 2017 it has been housed in a nearby complex designed in the 1970s.

Wikipedia: Interdisciplinary Regional Museum of Messina (EN)

9. Colonna dell'Immacolata

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The column of the Immaculate or statue of the Immaculate or spire of the Immaculate or obelisk of the Immaculate is a monument of Messina placed in Piazza dell'Immacolata familiarly known and named in the city as Piazza Immacolata di Marmo, located on the north side of the cathedral behind the bell tower.

Wikipedia: Statua dell'Immacolata (Messina) (IT)

10. Chiesa di Santa Maria della Valle

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The church of Santa Maria della Valle, called Badiazza, is a religious building in Messina located in the bed of the Badiazza stream called "a 'ciumara" or the torrent, three miles outside the city of Messina, along the path of the pass of the Peloritani mountains at the foot of the San Rizzo hills.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Maria della Valle (Messina) (IT)

11. Monastero di Santa Maria di Mili

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The Norman Church Santa Maria di Mili is one of the oldest testimonies of Norman religious architecture of Sicily and the city of Messina. The church, with the annexed ex monastery, stands on the left bank of the Milo torrent near the town of Mili San Pietro, in the municipality of Messina.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Maria di Mili (IT)

12. Duomo di Messina

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Messina Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Messina, Sicily. Formerly the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Messina, it became in 1986 the archiepiscopal seat of the Archdiocese of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela.

Wikipedia: Messina Cathedral (EN)

13. Forte Gonzaga

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Forte Gonzaga G. Picciolo / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Forte Gonzaga, also known as Castel Gonzaga, is a bastioned fort in Messina, Sicily. It was built in the mid-16th century, and it remained in use by the military until 1973. Today, the fort is in good condition.

Wikipedia: Forte Gonzaga (EN)


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