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“... in the piazza opposite the Duomo at noon to see and hear this marvelous mechanical clock , enjoy the Ave Maria, and while you are there make sure that you visit the Duomo, these two are the best sights in Messina”
“... to the Santuario della Madonna di Montalto and compare the original with the model you saw on the belltower ... there are a lot of steps but there's a bench to eat an arancino and a great view across to Calabria”
“This Santuario della Madonna di Montalto is a Catholic Church with amazing views and well worth the long walk up to it.”
“... and rebuilt several times after the various earthquakes that have befallen the city.. but the view of the city, the harbor, the coast to the North to Capo Peloro and the Calabrian coast across the Stretto, tha...”
“Sailing into the island of Sicily aboard a cruise ship, there is a wonderful site that awaits you as your ship edges ever so slowly into the harbor of Messina, Italy.”
“If at all possible, you should visit this site, where the Statue of the Madonnina (Little Madonna) sits on the bastions of the fort of San Salvatore, as the view of the city from here is incomparable.”