Discover Messina, the enchanting gateway to Sicily, where a captivating blend of cultures unfolds against the backdrop of breathtaking coastal beauty. Marvel at the iconic Messina Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece that tells tales of centuries past. As you stroll along the picturesque promenade, let the sea breeze carry whispers of history and trade that have shaped this bustling port city.

However, Messina’s allure extends beyond its mainland wonders; it includes the treasures scattered across the surrounding islands. Explore the Aeolian Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Stromboli, Lipari, and Vulcano. Each island boasts its own unique charm, from volcanic landscapes to pristine beaches.

Messina, with its strategic location, serves as a launching point for island-hopping adventures. Set sail to the Aeolians or venture to the historic Ustica, where underwater wonders await. These islands, embraced by the azure waters of the Mediterranean, add an extra layer of magic to your Sicilian journey.

So, let Messina be not just a city to admire but a gateway to a mosaic of islands, each with its own story to tell, waiting to be explored in the heart of the Mediterranean.

What’s on

“Urban Siciliology. A glimpse of urban art: a first look at what will be” is an important preview, created by the Zancle Art Project Gallery with the collaboration of Alessia Tommasini. The new contemporary artistic language, linked to street art, is a world that Zancle Art Project wants to explore, organizing a series of initiatives in the city of Messina and beyond, starting from 2024. The exhibition, sponsored by the Order of Architects of the Province of Messina and the Fondazione Architetti nel Mediterraneo of Messina, features works by the muralist artists Giuliorosk, Kuma,Nessunonettuno, Domenico Pellegrino, Igor Scalisi Palminteri. The exhibition can be visited until January 20th

Where to stay in Messina

Terre di Eolo

Terre di Eolo stands on a hill, surrounded by enchanting olive groves and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from that side of the gulf that includes the evocative archipelago of the Aeolian islands. Its location is strategic due to its proximity to the sanctuary of the Tindari Black Madonna and the beautiful Mongiove beautiful beach. The hotel incorporates the original architecture of the place both in the choice of materials, many of which were reused to give life to the building, and in the preservation of some places, resulting in perfect harmony with the landscape, thuscombining land and sea, tradition and innovation.