What To Expect
Messina, entirely rebuilt after the terrible earthquake that destroyed it in 1908, appears as a modern city thanks to its boulevards that draw on regular urban planning.
In the meeting point we'll learn to use the Segway PT and then begin our tour and we will go to Piazza Cairoli, the commercial center of the town. From here we will reach Piazza Pugliatti, where the Court of Justice and the University stand. After that, we will go to Piazza Duomo to admire the fountain of Orion and the Cathedral with its bell tower. The latter is famous for its astronomical clock, unveiled in 1933, when the reconstruction of the Christian temple was finished. We will reach the church S.S. Annunziata dei Catalani as we pass in front of the baroque fountains. Close to this church, in Via Lepanto, we will see the monument to Don Juan of Austria and then we will proceed to Piazza Antonello, an area surrounded by neoclassical palaces.
On the way to the medieval church San Francesco d'Assisi, we will admire the baroque palace Monte di Pietà. We will then enter the public gardens before we reach Piazza Unità d'Italia, where the Palace of the Government and the fountain of Neptune by Montorsoli are located. From here, we will move back to Piazza Municipio, paying attention to the statue of Ferdinand de Bourbon and the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele.
If you would like, you can request your guide or escort to extend your tour. Some suggestions include shopping at Viale San Martino, a panoramic view of Montalto Church or a trip to the Museum.
3 hour Segway PT rental
30 minute orientation
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
The Guided Open Tour and Exclusive VIP Tour will be conducted by a tour guide and includes a microphone and a headset. The Free Open Tour includes an escort in Italian only (no guide).
The Free Open Tour operates with a minimum of 2 persons. The Guided Open Tour operates with a minimum of 4 persons. This tour is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
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