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Messina is a harbour city and the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. It is the third largest city on the island of Sicily, and the 13th largest city in Italy, with a population of more than 219,000 inhabitants in the city proper and about 650,000 in the Metropolitan City. It is located near the northeast corner of Sicily, at the Strait of Messina and it is an important access terminal to Calabria region, Villa San Giovanni, Reggio Calabria on the mainland. According to Eurostat the FUA of the metropolitan area of Messina has, in 2014, 277,584 inhabitants.

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Charming Landmarks

  • Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock
  • Duomo di Messina
  • La Vara
  • Annunziata dei Catalani Church
  • Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re
  • Fontana di Orione
  • Faro di Capo Peloro
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Important tips when visiting Messina

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In Messina, the summers are short, hot, muggy, dry, and clear and the winters are long, cool, wet, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 50°F to 88°F and is rarely below 44°F or above 93°F. Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Messina for hot-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.

Activities and Entertainment

Messina Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Messina Bell Tower, Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani, Messina Regional Museum, Camposanto, Torre Faro, Zona Falcata, Temple Christ the King, Lago di Ganzirri.

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