The visit of Messina and Tindari, a Greek colony with magnificant views.
In our customers' opinion:
"We love Sicily and this was our third visit.
We have already seen Taormina so the tour was our best choice." John Snowdown, London, U.K.
tour start with a visit of Messina, "The gate of Sicily".
It's hard to imagine that a devasting earthquake leveled the town in 1908 and
also during the World War II the town was subjected to several intensive bombing
raids. Passing some point of interest such us the church of San Francesco,
the Fountain of Neptune, we will proceed to the National
Museum that houses works by Antonello da Messina and two masterpieces
by Caravaggio: the Nativity and the Raising of Lazarus. From here the tour will
continue passing the City Hall, the Church of the Annunziata dei
Catalani and Piazza Duomo. The astronomical clock
is the most interesting component of the 60 mts. high bell-tower to the left of
We continue the excursion to Tindarys on the northern
coast of Sicily. The town is a Greek colony founded in 396 B.C.and occupies a
magnificent position. Nowdays Tindari is the pilgrimage site of the Sanctuary
dedicated to the Black Madonna. From the terrace in front of the church
and the Greek Theatre enjoy magnificent views of the Aeolian Islands and the beautiful
formations of sand and gravel produced by the shallows at the foot of the cliffs
Highlights of Messina, the National Museum,
Tindary with Greek Theatre and sanctuary of Black Madonna.
TOUR CATEGORY: port of call tour
TOUR DURATION: 8 hours
TOUR AVALIABILITY: every day
PARTICIPANTS MEETING TIME: your choice
PARTICIPANTS MEETING PLACE: Messina cruise pier
ENTRANCE TICKET: none
CHILDREN DISCOUNT: free for children under 6
TRANSPORTATION: chauffeured Mercedes sedan or minivan