We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly. We support the following browsers:
This review is NOT about the church, but about the marvelous promenade across the street from the church. From this pretty promenade, we enjoyed a wonderful panoramic view of the sea, the Italian mainland (the “toe” of the “boot”), and the hook shaped peninsula that...More
Do not be put off by trying to make your way up to this temple. The views over the Strait of Messina and the town are magnificent. The memorial inside the temple is thought provoking as it is a crypt. There is a marble sarcophagus...More
Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re is an amazing War Memorial with beautiful views of the city and harbor. It is well worth the long hike up to it. Remember to go before 13:00 as they seemed to be closing for lunch.
From a distance, we thought this was another church. But it's not. It's a war memorial. Still, it is worth the visit. The views are fantastic, there is a small cafe across the street, street vendors keep things interesting, and the hike up is more...More
Perhaps already in classical times, the hill south of the swollen river Boccetta was occupied by a fortress, black on green field, that would then be admired in the ancient civic emblem of Messina.
It is still possible to recognize the ancient fortification in today's...More
Unfortunetly, by the time of our visit this place couldn't be visit (only, if you choose the guided tour which took about an hour, which we didn't). The architecture is really beautiful and Messina view from here is really spectacular. Despite the fact that we...More
The view from up here is spectacular. You can see the whole natural port underneath you and most of the city and also the Santuario della Madonna di Montalto opposite your position on a neighboring hill.
Furthermore there are volunteer guides at it's entrance which...More
If coming by cruise ship, your stay at port will be shorter than most stops. Luckily, there are several attractions nearby that you can walk to and spend 20-30 minutes at each. The Votive Temple of Christ the King is on a prominent hill and...More