Messina is the third largest city on the island of Sicily. Throughout its existence, it has suffered from a number of earthquakes. Now it proudly stands as a veritable treasure trove of diverse features of interest in a variety of fields, including a good selection of resorts and hotels. The churches and sanctuaries built there at this crossroads of major routes across the Mediterranean are of great architectural interest. In addition to the plenitude of historical sites and fountains, Messina offers an abundance of citrus fruits, as the cultivation of lemons, oranges, mandarin oranges is well developed. For wine connoisseurs, Messina offers its production of remarkable wines. The botanical garden Pietro Castelli of the University of Messina offers a colorful variety of plants. Finally, for art aficionados, the Regional Museum hosts paintings by Caravaggio and Antonello da Messina.
Luxury, opulence and convenience are the features offered by an array of upscale hotels in Messina. Europa Palace Hotel, located near the airport, provides great dining options, bar/lounge, banquet facilities. Residence La Residenza, a business travelers friendly hotel, close to the Cathedral of Messina, offers modern conveniences as well as a fitness facility, meeting rooms and various business services for business guests. NH Royal Palaceand NH Liberty, in the central part of Messina, offer pleasant restaurants, bar/lounge, business centers and banquet facilities, for the convenient holding of business events. The Grand Hotel Commercio, a 4-star historical building, dating back to the 18th century, is in proximity to the shopping area, 2 minutes walk from the train station and the port.
A budget holiday in Messina provides all the necessary amenities at discount prices in budget hotels, all of them good starting places for tourists eager to explore the culture and past of the area. Hotel Sant' Elia invites guests to its cozy rooms with en-suite bathrooms, spacious lobby, bar area, conference facilities. Residence Empedocle is just steps away from the railway station and a few miles from the motorway. Scilla e Cariddi B&B, located over the Strait of Messina, offers a secluded place, far from heavy traffic, rooms furnished with Egyptian-, English- and Mediterranean-style furniture, and the panoramic position invites for taking pictures. Camping il Peloritano offers peace and quiet in independent bungalows, contact with nature and excursions to nearby sites.
Holidays spent in hotels in Messina offer not just a pleasant climate the year round, but it provide unique glimpses of the memorable past of the city too. The Cathedral dates back to the 12th century, and contains tombs of illustrious men, such as Conrad IV, past ruler of Sicily; its astronomical clocks are among the largest in the world, and the belfry mechanically animated statues are worth watching. The city abounds in fountains: the Fountain of Neptune, the Senatory Fountain, Quattro Fontane. A more recent landmark is the Pylon, built in 1957, and together with a twin pylon located across the strait, to bring electric power to the island. At the time the pylons were the highest in the world; nowadays there is an underwater cable, but the pylon has remained as a popular easily accessible tourist attraction in Messina.
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