Taormina and Monte Etna Cruises via Messina

Messina Cruise

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Messina may well be your first sight of Sicily, and – from your MSC holiday cruise ship – it’s a fine one, the glittering town spread up the hillside beyond its sickle-shaped Mediterranean harbour.
On a shore excursion you can discover Messina’s most important monument, the Duomo, which epitomizes the city’s phoenix-like ability to re-create itself from the ashes of its last disaster. It’s the reconstruction of a twelfth-century cathedral erected by Roger II, one of a series of great Norman churches of Sicily that include the sumptuous cathedrals of Palermo and Cefalù. The Duomo’s detached campanile, or bell tower, claims to be the largest astronomical clock in the world, and puts on its best show at noon every day, when a bronze lion (Messina’s ancient emblem) unleashes a mighty roar over the city that can be quite alarming if you’re not expecting it!
Just back from the Duomo, the truncated section of the twelfth-century Chiesa Annunziata dei Catalani squats below pavement level, and is Messina’s only surviving example of Arab/Norman church-building. 

Cruises from / to Messina (Taormina) in 2024

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ADVENTURE AROUND MOUNT ETNA ON FOOT, CABLE CAR AND "SUPER-TRUCK"
  • Category: SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • Duration: 7 hour(s)
  • Code: MES57
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SAILING THE SICILIAN COAST AND AN ISLAND STOP
  • Category: SEA & SUN
  • Duration: 6.15 hour(s)
  • Code: MES99
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EXPLORE MESSINA BY BIKE
  • Category: MSC BIKE ADVENTOURS
  • Duration: 5 hour(s)
  • Code: MESBK1
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E-BIKING IN MESSINA
  • Category: MSC BIKE ADVENTOURS
  • Duration: 5 hour(s)
  • Code: MESBK2
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A DAY EXPLORING MESSINA AND TAORMINA'S HIGHLIGHTS
  • Category: CULTURE AND HISTORY
  • Duration: 6 hour(s)
  • Code: MES01
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MOUNT ETNA
  • Category: NATURAL WONDERS
  • Duration: 4.5 hour(s)
  • Code: MES02
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VISIT MOUNT ETNA, EUROPE'S TALLEST ACTIVE VOLCANO
  • Category: NATURAL WONDERS
  • Duration: 6 hour(s)
  • Code: MES02A
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THE ESSENTIAL SIGHTS OF MESSINA AND NEARBY
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: MES05
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SICILY'S ACTIVE VOLCANO AND TAORMINA'S ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 8 hour(s)
  • Code: MES11
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A DAY IN TAORMINA AND RELAXING AT THE BEACH
  • Category: SEA & SUN
  • Duration: 7 hour(s)
  • Code: MES14
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TRAVEL TO THE Messina (Taormina) CRUISE TERMINAL

Travel to Messina Cruise Terminal

Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele, 2

98122 Messina (Italy) 

PARKING AUTORIMESSA ROBERTO TILIENI

VALET PARKING - COVERED PARKING AREA

 
Address: Via Industriale n. 118
Tel: +39 090 2922588 / + 39 3288618041
E-mail:  rtilieni@gmail.com 

 

  • MSC Parking is bookable online up to 48 hours before your cruise departure. Bookings after the 48 hour deadline can be made directly with MSC Parking, and the same reduced rates will be applied when presenting your cruise travel documents

 

 

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VEHICLE DAYS RATES
Car 8 € 75
Suv 8 € 75
VAN 8 € 75

Messina train station is located in Piazza della Repubblica, which is within walking distance of the cruise terminal. You can also facilitate your travel with luggage delivery service by clicking here.

Nearest airports are:

  • Reggio Calabria Airport, 29km
  • Catania Airport, 110km
  • Palermo Airport, 255km

You can also request the MSC Transfer service by calling our contact centre or your travel agent.
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