Messina, Italy travel tips

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Whether you are firm believer or an atheist, visiting the Cathedral of Messina is a must, only for its beauty.

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December 25th is Christmas is Italy, and it is of course a public holiday.

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If you are a proper petrolhead, going on a road trip is in Italy is a must. Pack your favorite tunes, rent a car in Messina and enjoy life!

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Flights to Italy are cheap, and the closest airport to Messina is the Catanaia-Fontanarossa Airport.

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Taxis in Messina are relatively cheap, and while some drivers may drive a bit crazy, they are friendly and reliable. They don't always speak English, so writing your destination on a piece of paper can help!

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How about a museum tour? The Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea di Messina has some notable paintings by Caravaggio.

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Sports are big in Italy and the football matches of local team A.C.R. Messina are always entertaining!

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Messina has quite a few luxury hotels, but Hotel Dello Stretto is easily one of best. Professional service, up to international standards.

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Tourism in Messina is quite significant, so finding a three-star hotel last minute can be tricky. Try Hotel La Residenza, the service is friendly and the food is great!

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If you have no real needs ask around for Hotel Mirage, they have some cheap rooms.

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The Messina City Hop-On Hop-Off tour is a great way to see the best parts of this magnificent city.

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The Fontana del Nettuno is a 16th-century fountain, although only the replica is on display.

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The Norman Duomo is the city's biggest pride. This fine cathedral is a must if you visit Sicily.

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Most clubs in Italy play international hit club songs, R&B and other typical club tunes, and sometimes a bit of local Italian music. DJ's are fairly good, but entry fees can surprise the innocent tourist!

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Italians love wine, beer and everything in between! If you want to drink quality wine, ask for the wine card!

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Osteria Del Campanile may not be the cheapest restaurant in Messina, but you should probably try it at least once to get the idea of Italian hospitality done right!

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Finding a mid-range place to eat is not that difficult in Messina, just look up Da Piero.

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Pasticceria Irrera has a decent selection for some very fair prices, if you want to fuel up, visit this restaurant.

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If you have any questions about Messina just visit the local tourist office, the staff is very friendly and they speak great English!

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Messina is a safe place to travel, but always keep an eye on your belongings. If you run into any trouble just call the Police, they are generally helpful.

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