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Discover with us the wonders of Messina, Taormina and the most distinctive Sicilian resorts, with art treasures, natural beauties and wonderful landscapes of the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, dominated by the Etna Mount, the highest...more
Via Primo Settembre 110, 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 30, 2016

We arrived in Messina by cruise ship with no knowledge of the area. After walking around the historic square, we realized we needed some help in understanding what we were seeing. We signed up for the combined bus, walking, and train tour. The bus to...More

8  Thank Yvonne G
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed November 1, 2012

the town doesn't deserve any tour...it's dirty, really dirty...noisy, it looks just as a parking , with cars everywhere...really few historical sites and mostly closed, i didn't enjoy at all...the worst town i have seen in italy....sorry, that's just my opinionMore

3  Thank alan m
Giacomo C, Direttore at Discover Messina, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

We are sorry that your visit in Messina corresponded with the riot of the city waste collection service.Though your negative opinion is not linked to our activity, as citizens of Messina we can't help offering excuses for any inconvenience. As Discover Messina project administrators, besides...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Messina is beautiful City and you can never tell that the buildings and churches are centuries old. Our guide, Elisa was very knowledgeable and nice. There were twelve of us in the group, we are eager to hear what she says. Our tour includes a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had visited Sicily, including Messina, before so decided to forgo our cruise line's excursion and booked the 2 hour Messina walking tour. Carlotta was very knowledgeable and personable. Would highly recommend this tour. Sorry to be so late writing this review, but our tour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Katia presented a wonderful view of Messina for 7 of us, cruisers in the city for the day. Her passion for her city and all of Sicily comes through clearly. Our tour included a driving and walking exploration of the city as well as a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our transportation for the day was a nice mid-sized bus within a group of roughly 20. I had been led to believe from the tour description that our group of four would be in a smaller private vehicle, so a few of us were slightly...More

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DiscoverMessina, Direttore vendite at Discover Messina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, valuable to us, for our future experiences; but above all, thank you for giving us the opportunity to share with you our love for Sicily. We hope that the day spent together has convinced you to come back and discover...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I booked this tour independently as we were on a cruise calling at Messina & wanted to know its history & meet some of the locals. We were not disappointed. We were met, punctually, by Tania who took us, at our own...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have Tanya as our guide on Thursday, November 1. She was absolutely fantastic. It was just my husband and I, and she Taylored the tour completely to what we wanted to see and hear. Despite the fact that it was raining most of the...More

Thank jayhawkjb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charlotte was our bubbly tour guide who was not only knowledgeable but truly proud/crazy/passionate about the wonderful city of Messina. Her sense of nationhood and all history that it entails was quite engaging and we were honoured that she shared this with us. The highlights...More

Thank Jake R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour of Taormina & Winery. We originally planned a tour that included a beach visit with a winery tour but the weather, although beautiful, wasn’t quite warm enough to support a proper beach visit so the tour was modified to our delight. Katia &...More

Thank davemA4216ZY
DiscoverMessina, Direttore vendite at Discover Messina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dave Thank you very much for your detailed feedback which it will be a precious evidence for our future guests. Me and Sabrina would be pleased to present you other wonderful places of our island and to teach you a few new sicilian dialect...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carlotta was a wonderful guide and met us at the main square at 12noon - just as the amazing clock tower sprang into action. We had a great tour around the main highlights of the city - including some amazing views from one of the...More

Thank JJ25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just did The Godfather tour with Chiara, our guide, and Roberto, our driver. What a wonderful day! The drive is breathtaking. Savoca is so charming and what fun to experience some of the sites of The Godfather movie. We took a little shuttle to...More

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Bronwyn A
March 15, 2018|
Response from DiscoverMessina | Property representative |
Hello Thank you for contacting us. Regarding the reservation you can connect on our web site Discover Messina. Regarding the pickup time as you arrive on a cruise ship we will meet you at the exit gate of the port... More
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Deborah D
September 3, 2016|
Response from Vivraquel100 | Reviewed this property |
We did not have Tanya but we did book online with Discover Messina tours! You can book with them online and request Tanya!