Places in Messina

Famous landmarks and highlights

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Attractions, museums and things to do

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History and nature

The third largest city of Sicily, Messina was founded by the Greeks in the 8th century BC. This legacy is still obvious in many of the city’s attractions, art and architecture. There are numerous must sees in the area, but for the ultimate Messina travel guide we would like to mention the Cathedral, and the church Santa Maria degli Alemanni, the San Ranieri lighthouse, and the Regional Museum. Discover the surrounding nature around Messina as well.

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Messina Aquarium

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Messina Aquarium

The aquatic life

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Built in the late 50s, the Messina Aquarium consists now of 22 tanks and 8 mediterranean aquariums. More than 100 species of fish and other marine inhabitants are presented in their natural habitats.

Close by, there is also the Museum of Marine Life. The Messina Aquarium is the only one of its kind in Sicily.

Messina Aquarium
Villa Mazzini, Messina, Messina