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Santuario della Madonna di Montalto

Closed Now: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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  • Excellent54%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
19 Nov 2017
“Best viewing point in Messina”
23 Oct 2017
“... a beautiful view of the city from here..”
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Via Dina E Clarenza 16, 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 774816
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

This place is overlooked by tourist but it is the best viewing point in Messina. The view from here is even better than Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re which is only 10 minutes walk from here. We saw this church up in the hill and...More

Thank Rameshlcfc
Reviewed October 23, 2017

.. to tell you the truth, the church itself is like many in messina.. the foundations are still there but the rest has been destroyed and rebuilt several times after the various earthquakes that have befallen the city.. but the view of the city, the...More

Thank Giorgio G
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We saw this church on the hill when we entered the city so we asked how to get there. It's quite a hike with LOTS of steps. You can take a taxi up if needed and it would be worth it! The view is spectacular!...More

Thank jaspvs
Reviewed July 8, 2017

We were in Messina on the Celebrity Constellation and decided to visit this church which we had seen from the ship. There are many steps up to this elegant building which took its toll on a very hot day. However the church itself is well...More

Thank andrewlgc
Reviewed May 20, 2017

Our B&B owner, Fabio (Garibaldi B&B) recommended we see this church as it overlooks all of Messina, especially the harbor. Even though it was a trek to get there, it was worth every step. And, we were there at 12:00 and we could hear the...More

Thank EMMA L
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Nice church with a fantastic view over Messina, the harbour and Calabria. If you like a beautiful view and the weather is good then this is the place to be.

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Reviewed September 26, 2016

This Santuario della Madonna di Montalto is a Catholic Church with amazing views and well worth the long walk up to it.

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Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

What'd ya know? A Roman Catholic Church in Italy. Yeah, I know. Cheeky. But this isn't just a church. It's one with a commanding view of the city and harbour. It has a small, local congregation; we visited during their mass. It is a nice...More

Thank Wong_Family_5
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We weren't able to go inside but the climb to the top was well worth it for the views and statues. Then walked around the back to Sacarino Cristo Re and enjoyed an espresso in the pretty cafe by the cathedral - lovely - look...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed September 25, 2015

The walk up is quite exhausting especially in the summer heat but the view up there is lovely and very peaceful. There is a water fountain to refresh yourself and for a cool drink. The church itself is pretty from the inside and outside with...More

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