Museum in Messina

Museo Regionale

Set for expansion in late 2016, Museo Regionale houses a considerable art collection. Top billing goes to the San Gregorio (St Gregory) polyptych by local boy Antonello da Messina (1430–79). Although in pretty shabb…
Cathedral in Messina


Messina's one great sight is the Norman Duomo (or at least a faithful replica of it). One of Sicily's finest cathedrals, its treasures include an impressive carved altar and a grand inlaid organ, the second largest …
Square in Messina

Piazza Del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo is home to Messina's cathedral and its curious campanile (bell tower). Soaring 60m into the sky, the tower incorporates an astronomical clock, said to be the world's largest. Built in Strasbourg in …
Fountain in Messina

Fontana di Orione

The pale marble Fontana di Orione (1553) depicts a lounging Orion, the mythical founder of Messina. The fountain was constructed by Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli (pupil to Michelangelo) to commemorate the construction …
Fountain in Messina

Fontana del Nettuno

Located where Via Garibaldi spills into Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia, the 16th-century Fontana del Nettuno (Neptune's Fountain) is one of Messina's great fountains. Created by Florentine sculptor Giovanni Angelo Monto…
Viewpoint in Messina

Madonna della Lettera

Guarding Messina's harbour is the soaring golden statue of the Madonna della Lettera. A good spot to admire it and the harbour is from the seafront promenade directly opposite the Fontana del Nettuno.