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Tour to Messina, door of Sicily!

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History, culture and the astronomical!

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Real-time online experience live-streamed from Messina, the door of Sicily

Admire the Cathedral of Messina and the astronomical clock hosted in the tall bell tower

Extol the medieval church miraculously saved from an earthquake


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Messina is an amazing city, and Its unique setting on the Straits separating Sicily from Italy inspired a saying: "Messina is the gate to Italy!".

We will start our virtual tour at Port of Messina, showing the entrance to the city. Just across the port is a Marble statue which is a symbol of the city. There are many churches in the town, and while walking, we will come across the Church of the Christ of the King.

And, guide Caterina will talk about interesting legends related to the Strait of Messina, where monsters resided and made it impossible to cross it.


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Then, we will reach the historical centre which houses the Cathedral of Messina. Next to the Cathedral is the building of the Zodiac, where a band of beautiful paintings showcase the different Zodiac signs. See the unique bell tower, which was added after the earthquake as the original was destroyed. It is decorated with golden statutes and has the largest Astronomical clock in Europe.

The Cathedral was also rebuilt after the earthquake, and the interiors are fairly simple with a beautiful golden altar. Outside the Cathedral is a Renaissance fountain which has 4 statues representing 4 rivers.


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Next, we will stroll through the pedestrian area with cafes and beautiful old buildings to reach the Bronze statue of the city's saviour in the battle against the Turkish Army. Our next leg of the tour is a small church that survived the earthquake in the 13th century.

Then, we will continue our walk from the main road, which until the 17th century marked the entrance to the street. While walking on this road, get to know about the local cuisine. And, we will exchange our final goodbyes at the main/modern square of the city.

Guide for this tour: Caterina De Simone


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Organizer Centre for Responsible Tourism Singapore

Organizer of Tour to Messina, door of Sicily!

Trainer: Kevin Phun, a trainer and practitioner in Sustainable tourism and also a consultant for SMEs in the area of adopting responsible business practices. 

Email: kevin@crts.asia

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