Messina (Sicily)

Italy

Cruises To Sicily

The third largest city on the island of Sicily, Messina welcomes cruise ship visitors with its lovely harbor, extraordinary architecture (much of which miraculously survived a horrendous earthquake and tidal wave in 1908) and wonderful food. Stroll through Messina's Piazza Cairoli taking in magnificent fountains and cathedrals, or sip Marsala wine at a sidewalk cafe. Explore more of Messina on a European cruise!

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Messina
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CET (Central Europe Time)
    UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Italian. Say "excuse me. do you speak English?" in Italian: "Scusi. parla inglese?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    European Currency (EUR)
    Leather goods, native crafts, souvenirs and designer clothing.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organized Shore Excursions for Taormina, Sicilian Vineyard, Godfather tour, Mount Etna and more! Pier to Downtown is about 300 meters walking distance. Taxis are available.
    • Famous For
      Messina, the third biggest city in Sicily, includes sights such as the Cathedral and the Piazza del Duomo, Fontana di Nettuno and the Fort of San Salvatore.
    • Fun Fact #1
      In 2004, strange and unexplained events including spontaneous fires in [unplugged] appliances sparked a panic that locals attribute to "poltergeists."
    • Fun Fact #2
      The city was recently ranked by Forbes among the top five cities in the world with great street food. It was also elected the European Capital of Street Food.
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      SHIPS THAT SAIL HERE

Sicily TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Savoca & Forza D'agro: 'The Godfather' Tour

After a short sightseeing tour of Messina, drive to Savoca, a village whose scenic beauty and artistic heritage makes it...

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Taormina & Sicilian Vineyard

Enjoy an orientation drive of Messina on your way to charming Taormina. Your walking tour will take you to the impressiv...

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Highlights of Messina

Your city drive takes you through the main squares and sites of the city and continue your sightseeing along the north c...

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Mount Etna

Enjoy a panoramic drive through Messina before you head to Mt. Etna. Take in the scenery of the slopes of this magnifice...

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