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Guided Walking Tour of Messina

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2 hrs
Guided tour

Learn about the fascinating past of Messina, one of Sicily's oldest towns, on this guided walk including tasting local sweets in a famous pastry shop.


  • Get to know Messina’s myths and traditions on a guided tour that takes you close to the city’s most significant monuments.

  • See the second largest cathedral in Sicily and learn the legend behind the Sanctuary of Madonna di Montalto.

  • Be impressed by the mechanical and astronomical clock at the Bell Tower, considered to be the world’s most complex and largest.

  • Find out about the city’s inspiring recovery from a devastating earthquake in 1908.

  • Fun Fact: Founded by Greeks, the city was formerly called Zancle (scythe), a nod to the shape of Messina’s harbor.


  • 2-hour walking tour

  • English/Spanish/French/Italian/Romanian-speaking guide

  • Tasting typical Sicilian products in a pastry shop

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Why Visit Messina?

Messina is known for its beautiful architecture, history, and culinary delights. After the destruction in 1908 and the subsequent rebuilding of the city, Messina presents a more modern and contemporary aesthetic. Despite this, you will come across several historical monuments that will welcome you with all their splendor and timeless beauty.

What to Expect on Your Tour?

As you discover the magnificent monuments, your guide will enlighten you with the many myths and traditions that the city is known for. Learn about the legend associated with the Sanctuary of Madonna di Montalto, which provides fantastic city views from an elevated vantage point.

Admire the neoclassical city council building of Palazzo Zanca, and see the famous Cathedral known for its 14th-century mosaics. Another monument to look out for is the 12th-century Church of S.S. Annunziata dei Catalani which reflects a beautiful mix of Sicilian and Norman architecture. The tour ends at a famous pastry shop where you can indulge your sweet tooth with some delicious local sweets.

Important Information

  • In case of bad weather conditions, the tour may be subject to changes and/or variations.

  • It’s recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.


Jan 2 to Mar 31 2023 and Nov 1 to Dec 31 2023

Mon to Fri: 10:30am onwards.

Apr 1 to Oct 31 2023

Daily: 10:30am onwards.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Via Vittorio Emanuele II

  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele II', 47, Messina ME, 98122, Italy

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is CORSICO Via V.Emanuele/Ponte. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses Z553 to get you there.

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