travel42 Port Guide: Messina

Messina travel42 Port of Call Guide

The third largest settlement on the island of Sicily, Messina is an interesting mixture of old and new architecture, as much of the city had to be rebuilt following earthquakes in the 19th and 20th centuries. Be sure to visit the Piazza del Duomo to see Orologio Astronomico, the world's largest astronomical clock.

Founded by Greek colonists in the eighth century BC, Messina was originally called Zancle, from the Greek word for "scythe," because of the shape of its natural harbor. Messina has a...

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