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The gateway to all of Italy

The third-largest city of Sicily, Messina was founded by the Greeks in the 8th century BC. This legacy is still evident in many of the city’s attractions, art, and architecture. There are numerous must-sees in the area, but for the ultimate trip, the Cathedral, the church Santa Maria degli Alemanni, and the Regional Museum are captivating. The San Ranieri lighthouse is inspiration to discovering 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