Private tour

Messina: Off-the-Beaten Track Private Tour w/ a Guide

Activity provider: Faberest

Messina: Off-the-Beaten Track Private Tour w/ a Guide

Activity provider: Faberest

From US$ 193.80 per group up to 2

On this guided walking tour, you'll explore the city of Messina from a different perspective, going off the beaten track. You'll see beautiful and interesting places only locals know and enjoy great (hidden) views of the city and the sea.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
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  • Enjoy a full immersion guided tour of the "hidden" Messina - get off the beaten track and enjoy the city from a different perspective
  • Discover the Greek influences around the old town, once called Zancle - scythe - referring to the shape of its natural harbor
  • Admire Vittorio Emanuele Theater, walk along Via Garibaldi, see Villa Mazzini and walk to the beautiful Sacrario di Cristo Re
Full description
Join this private walking tour led by a local guide to discover the beautiful city of Messina off-the-beaten-track. Just a few kilometers from the Italian mainland, Messina sits on a curved harbor at the northernmost point of Sicily's Ionian Coast. During this 2.5-hour guided tour, you will have the chance to see some of the most beautiful and important - although still partially hidden - spots in the city, such as Teatro Vittorio Emanuele (theater) and the pretty Villa Mazzini (home to an amazing and huge aquarium). You will spot the Regional Museum and walk up to discover the Sacrario di Cristo Re, that was built on a small hill on the ruins of the Castle Matagrifone. From the beautiful lookout in front you, enjoy an incomparable view of the strait and the city, that is always becoming more and more a desired as a beautiful holiday destination by tourists. Just one tip: don't forget to bring your camera along.
  • Private tour led by an expert guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to museums, churches and palaces
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Piazza Duomo, Messina, Italia Meeting point is next to the Fountain of Orion.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour does not include entrance to sites which require an entrance fee
  • The tour will take place even when it's raining. In the event of an exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be cancelled and you will be given a full refund
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September 29, 2018

Superb visit with Lili, a history-loving guide who loves her city and shares her passion with you.

June 15, 2022

Product ID: 97380