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You have to park in the car park in Tindari village and pay to get the bus up the hill to the sanctuary €1 per person the bus drops you 5/8 ths of the way up the last 100 meters up hill you have to...More
There is quite a scenic road to arrive at the bottom of a hill were you will need to park. A bus takes you up the hill and you make the final track on foot. The sanctuary is relatively new and has very nice mosaics...More
I have always enjoyed visiting that church.We have been at least 4 to 6 times over the last 41 yrs.This year I found out that we had to bus up the hill.The shopping at the bus lot is very reasonable and I know because I...More
I grew up hearing about the Miracle that happened in Tindari hundreds of years ago but visiting the Sanctuary and seeing the waterline where it was said that a baby had fallen from great heights to its death but instead the waters parted around the...More
My husband and I were on the MSC Seaview last month and opted for a tour of Tindari and the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari. We totally enjoyed our time with Margarita who not only showed us the beautiful basilica but the Greek ruins...More
You can see this place from afar sitting high above the surrounding area. The cathedral is special with the black madonna and the legend about her, but allow yourself also to enjoy the wonderful light through the many large glass mosaiks.
Next to the cathedral...More
A lovely looking church set high up in the hills above Patti that overlooks the water. A wonderful inside but if you explore you will find an even older church attached to its side. Outside there are also roman ruins with amphitheatre. Well worth the...More
The church has a special place in the hearts of Sicilians because of the presence of the Black Madonna. Even if the church itself is nothing special,artistically speaking,just the view from the heights of the coast and the sea beyond are worth the climb.
It all depends on how much time you have ashore. Assuming that you will be arriving at Messina harbour early in the morning and will be departing late afternoon, the following would be a possible itinerary, provided that... More
It all depends on how much time you have ashore. Assuming that you will be arriving at Messina harbour early in the morning and will be departing late afternoon, the following would be a possible itinerary, provided that you catch a taxi.
Very close to the harbour there’s the Duomo (the mother Church) and the Piazza Duomo (the square by the Church). You don’t need to spend much time here, maybe 60 to 90min. At the piazza there is an astronomical clock tower and a marble fountain Fontana di Orione.
The drive to the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Tindari may take 45min. It’s 60km away from the harbour, but the road is winding at times. Spend 90min here. As the previous contributor said, the views are spectacular.
Within walking distance from the Sanctuary, you will find Greek archeological ruins. Maybe another 90min.
An alternative to the Sanctuary could be a drive to Gole Alcantara (a river with waterfalls and some small lakes) and / or Taormina. They are both about an hour’s drive from the harbour, but you need a minimum visiting time of 3 hours at each location.
You are able to swim in the lakes of the Gole Alcantara, if you are up to it (entrance tickets bought on location).
Taormina is a very much a tourist destination, with many shops and piazzas with equally breathtaking views. At Taormina there are also ruins of a Roman amphitheatre.