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


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Explore interesting sights in Messina, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Messina, Italy.

Sightseeing Tours in Messina

1. Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata

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The church of the Santissima Annunziata is a church in Messina, Camaro Inferiore, which has its origins in the eighteenth century. Damaged by the earthquake of December 28, 1908, it was replaced by a church-shack implanted on the opposite bank of the Camaro stream. Rebuilt in the thirties, not far from its original site, it consists of three naves and is completely in Romanesque style. Inside it is possible to admire the canvas of the Annunciation by the famous painter Adolfo Romano dating back to 1919, four frontals in Baroque style, two eighteenth-century statues depicting the Virgin of Sorrows and St. Louis, some sacred vases dating back to the XVII-XVIII century and various liturgical furnishings in gilded wood including a chair, in the main apse, of the eighteenth century.

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

2. 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 Müezzinzade Ali Pasha.

Wikipedia: John of Austria (Messina) (EN)

3. Santuario di Dinnammare

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The sanctuary of the Madonna di Dinnammare rises 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 Dinammar composed of DIN combined with a proper 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. Walling his gaze on the Tyrrhenian side, it is instead possible to observe the bay of Milazzo the aeolian 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. Chiesa di Santa Caterina di Valverde

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Chiesa di Santa Caterina di Valverde

The church of Santa Caterina di Valverde, also the church of Santa Caterina Vergine e Martire, is a place of worship in Messina located in Via Centonze near Via Garibaldi. Belonging to the archdiocese of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela, vicariate of Messina Centro under the patronage of Our Lady of the Letter, archpriest of Messina, parish of Santa Caterina di Valverde.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Caterina di Valverde (IT)

6. Chiesa di San Giovanni Gerosolimitano di Malta

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Chiesa di San Giovanni Gerosolimitano di Malta

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)

7. Fontana di Gennaro

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Fontana di Gennaro

The fountain of the Aquarium - popularly called fountain of Gennaro - is a monument of Messina, dating back to the early seventeenth century. Initially located at the intersection of Corso and Via del Collegio, it is now located in the homonymous square, between Corso Cavour and Via XXIV Maggio. After restoration work, in 2015 it was returned to view of the city.

Wikipedia: Fontana di Gennaro (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. Monastero di Santa Maria di Mili

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Monastero di Santa Maria di Mili

The Norman church of Santa Maria di Mili is one of the oldest examples of Norman religious architecture in Sicily and the city of Messina. The church, with the adjoining former monastery, stands on the left bank of the Mili stream near the village of Mili San Pietro, in the municipality of Messina.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Maria di Mili (IT)

11. Chiesa di Santa Maria della Valle

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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Valle

The Church of Santa Maria de la Valle, also known as the Church of Badiaza, is a religious building in Messina, Italy, on the bed of the Badiaza, known as "a'ciumara" or "la fiumara," three miles from the city of Messina, along the valico dei monti Peloritani route at the foot of Mount San Rizo.

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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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