Italy
Messina

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  • Day15

    Beach

    July 24, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    The boys insisted on a beach stop after seeing all the old stuff. Neil did his 1 geocache and then we took the tram towards the beach. On the way we met Ashley and Cary, the honeymooners from N. Carolina. A couple of local girls told us to wait for the bus to a nicer beach. After waiting for 40 min in the scorching heat we decided to just go to the closer beach. At the beach, we met up with the rest of our gang.Read more

  • Day15

    sacrario Cristo Re

    July 24, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Next stop was the Shrine of the fallen soldiers of the world wars. Most tourists just stopped to take a picture but we were fortunate enough to go on a guided tour with Maria, a volunteer student. She gave us a really good understanding of the monuments, the region and the effects of the 1908 earthquake and tsunami.Read more

  • Day5

    Messina, Sicily

    October 26, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Our next port was supposed to be Taormina, Sicily which is a quaint, ancient Sicilian town with a lot of Roman and Greek ruins. Unfortunately, the sea was too choppy for us to anchor in the Mediterranean and take boats to shore, so we docked in Messina, Sicily instead. Messina is covered in graffiti and is much more modern, but the area is naturally beautiful. We managed to find some interesting sights as we walked around town.

    Pics include Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re, which is a War Memorial with a promenade below it that has beautiful views of the city and harbor. Duomo di Messina was originally built in the 12th century and accidentally burnt to the ground in 1254, the cathedral was destroyed again in the earthquakes of 1783 and 1908, as well as by an incendiary WWII bomb in 1943. And guarding Messina's harbour is the golden statue of the Madonna della Lettera visible in front of the sunrise as we docked.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Messina, ميسينا, Месина, Messana, Mesina, Messine, מסינה, QME, メッシーナ, Mesyna, Мессина, Missina, 墨西拿

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