Port of Call Information

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Messina, Italy

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Messina is the third biggest city on the island of Sicily, Italy. Messina is located near the North-East corner of Sicily, at the Strait of Messina. Messina is Sicily’s most vital city and port on the north east coast. Take a trip to the famous Mt. Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano. In Greek Mythology the monster Scylla consumed sailors from a rock on the Italian shore, while another, Charybdis, created a whirlpool on the Sicilian side which sank ships. The Greek hero Odysseus passed safe and sound between them.

Things to Do

Go and see the 12th century Cathedral of Messina. It has the remnants of Conrad, king of Germany and Sicily in the 13th century.

Or go see some modern history. In 1957 a 220kV-overhead power line was built across the Strait of Messina. At the time of its construction, its two pylons were the tallest in the world. This power line has since been replaced by an underwater cable, but the pylons still remain, protected as historical monuments.