On this guided tour you'll uncover all the secrets of the Messina Cathedral, discover the ins and outs of the astronomical clock in its bell tower, and visit Annunziata dei Catalani Church.
Messina Cathedral & Church Tour
At the time of your choice, we'll meet on Via I Settembre. From there, we'll go on a stroll to Piazza Duomo, where the Messina Cathedral is located.
For half an hour, we'll walk through its chapels while we review the history of Messina Cathedral. Although its origins date back to the 12th century, the walls we see today are much more recent, as earthquakes and the bombings of World War II have caused this temple to be rebuilt several times.
Afterward, we'll admire the exterior of the bell tower, famous for having one of the world's largest astronomical clocks. We'll explain the ins and outs of this tower and discuss the golden figures that adorn it, which represent different episodes in the history of Messina.
Our next visit will be to Annunziata dei Catalani Church, one of the best examples of Norman architecture in Sicily. The monument, erected on the ruins of the ancient temple of Neptune, was the royal chapel of Peter III of Aragon. During the visit, we'll tell you all about its royal history and many other curiosities!
As an added bonus, after visiting both temples we'll make a stop at a local pastry shop to taste some typical sweets of Messina. Could you ask for a better ending?
The tour will conclude outside of the pastry shop, located in the middle of Via Garibaldi.
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|Tour in English||
Tour in English
Children 5-12 years oldUS$ 10.40
Children under 5 years oldFree
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The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, Spanish, Italian and other language.
Entry to the Messina Cathedral
Entry to the Church of Annunziata dei Catalani
English speaking guide
Tasting of typical sweets
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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Via I Settembre 110