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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
Ship will DOCK at this port.
CET (Central Europe Time)
UTC/GMT +2 hours
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.
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.
Sicily TOP EXCURSIONS
Featured SICILY ITINERARIES
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DISEMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
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