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Messina Shore Excursion: Messina City Tour with Regional Museum Visit

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Messina, Italy
Messina Shore Excursion: Messina City Tour with Regional Museum Visit

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Make the most of your time in Messina, considered the coastal jewel of northern Sicily, on a half-day shore excursion ideal for first-time visitors. Tick off top Messina attractions including the Annunziarta dei Catalani Church, home to the famous Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), and the Church of Christ the King. Plus, you’ll also visit the Museo Regionale Interdisciplinare (Regional Museum). Port pickup and drop-off are included.
  • A comprehensive introduction to the Sicilian city ideal for first-time visitors
  • Tick off top attractions such as Annunziarta dei Catalani Church and the Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)
  • Admire Sicilian art and artefacts at Museo Regionale Interdisciplinare (Regional Museum)
  • Port pickup and drop-off are included
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This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
  • Messina Cruise Terminal - Terminal Crociere , Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 47, 98122 Messina ME, Italy

    The guide will meet you inside of the port, on the left side of the ship. She will have a signboard on which will be written the name of our company: DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY and you will also see our logo: A LION HEAD.

  • Via I Settembre, 110 , Via I Settembre, 110, 98122 Messina ME, Italy

    FOR THE GUESTS THAT ARE NOT CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: The meeting point at our office DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY, located in Via I Settembre, 110.

  • Porto di Giardini Naxos , Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy

    The travellers will meet the guide in front of the small three columns temple, located in front of the port of Giardini Naxos.

  • MESSINA PORT
  • GIARDINI NAXOS PORT
  • After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

    This activity will end right where it started.THE PICKUP TIME IS SETTLED 30 MINUTES AFTER THE DISEMBARKATION. Example: If your ship arrives at 8:00 AM the pickup time will be 8:30 AM; if the ship arrives at 9:00 AM the pickup time will be 9:30 AM, and so on.
    Depending on the time selected at checkout, your tour departs from the Messina Cruise Port or the Discover Messina tourist info point, located on Via I Settembre, at 8:30am,10:30am, 12:30pm or 2:30pm.

    Stop first at the Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico) at Messina’s cathedral to hear about the landmark’s destruction and reconstruction.

    See, too, the Annunziarta dei Catalani Church — a sublime example of 12th-century Arab-Norman architecture — and admire the Church of Christ the King and the Church of Montalto.

    After weaving your way along the serpentine roads of the Ionian Coast, you’ll stop at the Museo Regionale Interdisciplinare (Regional Museum) to explore 13 rooms filled with religious art painted by masters such as Carvaggio.

    Your tour concludes with port drop-off.
    Itinerary
    Pass By:  
    La Madonnina del Porto
    The stele was raised by the will of Archbishop Angelo Paino
    Pass By:  
    Fontana di Nettuno
    The fountain of Neptune is the second fountain created in Messina by Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli
    Pass By:  
    Chiesa di S. Francesco all'Immacolata
    It is an impressive temple, the second in size for the churches of Messina
    Pass By:  
    Santuario della Madonna di Montalto
    a stately sanctuary built on the hill of Caperrina, the panoramic point of the city
    Pass By:  
    Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re
    One of the most important and imponent monuments of the historical centre of Messina.
    Stop At:  
    Museo Regionale Interdisciplinare
    The regional Museum hosts wonderful works of art such as two paintings of Caravaggio and two paintings of the great Antonello da Messina.
    Duration: 2 hours 
    Admission Ticket Included
    Pass By:  
    Annunziata dei Catalani Church
    is one of the few great monuments that have resisted earthquakes and the fury of incendiary bombs of war events
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    • OPERATED BY DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Messina Shore Excursion: Messina City Tour with Regional Museum Visit?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Messina Shore Excursion: Messina City Tour with Regional Museum Visit.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Messina Shore Excursion: Messina City Tour with Regional Museum Visit?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Messina Shore Excursion: Messina City Tour with Regional Museum Visit.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Messina Shore Excursion: Messina City Tour with Regional Museum Visit?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Messina Shore Excursion: Messina City Tour with Regional Museum Visit.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Messina Shore Excursion: Messina City Tour with Regional Museum Visit?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Messina Shore Excursion: Messina City Tour with Regional Museum Visit.

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