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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.

Monument for Saint Catherine of Siena detail

Statue of Messina

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Statue of Messina

Messina is saying thank you

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Dedicated to Ferdinand II of Bourbon, the Statue of Messina is a gratitude sign from the people of the city.

The work or Messina based sculptor G. Prinzi, the statue was located in the city center until the fire in 1908. After that, the statue moved in the G. Minutoli Plaza.

Statue of Messina
G Minutoli, Messina, Messina