Messina's one great sight is the Norman Duomo, one of Sicily's finest cathedrals, or at least a faithful replica of one of Sicily's...
Several treasures, such as the magnificent Golden Mantle (1668) designed by Innocenzo Mangani as a 'cloak' for the picture of La ...
Piazza Del Duomo
Outside the Duomo, you can't miss the 60m campanile and its incongruous astronomical clock, said to be the world's largest. Built in...
Osteria Del Campanile
With its warm wooden interior and prime location – just behind the Duomo – this cosy hostelry is a good bet for classic coastal cuisine....
Lonely Planet review
The elegant campanile houses the world’s largest astronomical clock. It strikes at noon, setting in motion a procession of slow-moving bronze automata that set off a comical roaring lion and crowing cockerel. You can climb the bell tower and see the enormous figures up close and personal.