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Duomo di Messina

Piazza del Duomo, Messina, Sicily, Italy
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This Cathedral, a fine example of Sicilian Norman architecture, has retained its original medieval lines even after a long history: built under Roger II, consecrated in 1197, destroyed in the 1908 earthquake and rebuilt.
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“at noon” (23 reviews)
Piazza del Duomo, Messina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful building was flattened twice in the last 110 years. It is an amazing achievement to see it so effectively restored. The ceiling is beautiful and the area above the alter magnificent. The outside square is a tourist magnet due to the Bell Tower...More

Thank mikeandsallybeer
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

After you have climbed the clock tower, seen the midday clockwork show, take sometime for quiet contemplation and enjoy the peace of the duomo. Remember this is a Catholic Church, so shoulders and knees should covered.

Thank drag0n1234
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Visited here well worth seeing the paintings and walls and ceilings inside are amazing. Free entry to get in.

Thank family52
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Everybody gathers outside at noon for some mechanical figures on the astronomical clock to move with sound effects blasting out of a speaker. Take the time to go into the cathedral and admire the beautifully decorated ceiling.

Thank therealnickpark
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Having witnessed the non-event of the Astronomical Clock at noon, we visited this impressive building. Beautifully calm and cool, an oasis in the centre of town.

1  Thank andrewlgc
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Easy to find , located in the center of the city of Messina. Near the port. There are beautiful sculptures outside the tower before you enter

1  Thank Pezerella_2011
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The duomo has some interesting architecture and artworks and is well worth a visit. It has been damaged in the past but has been restored and is in good condition.

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Anothe nicely decorated church from the old times. As most of these church it has a huge room inside with several on the side. I have seen a lot churches lately, and had to see this one also.

1  Thank Jan-Ove H
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I was very fortunate to attend service on June 3rd , because it was the feast of the Madona Della Lettera that guards all the Messinense from any harm. According to the tradition St Paul visited Messina in the year 42 a.C and the people...More

1  Thank Marylin S
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Visited this on a Cruise stop and very impressed with the show at 12 noon. 10 minutes of wonder, we had an amazing guide Chiara which we booked with trip advisor. She explained what all the different levels meant and what started first with the...More

1  Thank Carospring
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