Messina is the gateway to Sicily. Messina is a harbour city in northeast Sicily, separated from mainland Italy by the Strait of Messina. Other than the Messina’s Harbour, it is also known for the Norman Messina Cathedral, with its Gothic portal, 15th-century windows and an astronomical clock on the bell tower. Nearby are marble fountains decorated with mythological figures, like the Fontana di Orione, with its carved inscriptions, and the Neptune Fountain, topped by a statue of the sea god. To make the tour easy and fun, here are few things to do in the city.

Messina’s City hall

Messina’s City hall showed solidarity with other eastern European countries after Russia’s invasion in Ukraine by lighting Ukraine’s flag colours on its wall for more than two months.