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Beautiful Landmark

Erected at the tip of the harbour that is a natural port in the shape of a sickle it is the first... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Martino56
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London, United Kingdom
Thy symbol of the city

Madonna della Lettera is the patron of the port and the city of Messina, which was founded in the... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2017
Borzov
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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed May 20, 2017

This attraction at the harbor could be seen from our breakfast balcony at the Garibaldi B&B. It's a monument of the Madonna dedicated to Messina. It's even prettier at night when it is lit up. Unfortunately there were not fireworks like in this picture while...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Erected at the tip of the harbour that is a natural port in the shape of a sickle it is the first thing you see when reaching Messina by boat. The golden statue of the Madonna stands on top of a high pillar.

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Reviewed November 28, 2017

Madonna della Lettera is the patron of the port and the city of Messina, which was founded in the 8th century BC by Greek colonists. Coming from the sea, this monument will welcome you while entering the port with the encrypted words in Latin meaning...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed October 23, 2017

.. we felt privileged as Messina opened its doors (literally) and many sites and had high school students (very bright ones) to be the chaperones to tourists visiting these sites, as part of a summer exhibit, called "Le Vie dei Tesori" - Messina Unveiled. Aside...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2017

This attraction at the harbor could be seen from our breakfast balcony at the Garibaldi B&B. It's a monument of the Madonna dedicated to Messina. It's even prettier at night when it is lit up. Unfortunately there were not fireworks like in this picture while...More

1  Thank EMMA L
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Sailing into the island of Sicily aboard a cruise ship, there is a wonderful site that awaits you as your ship edges ever so slowly into the harbor of Messina, Italy. She is called the Golden Madonna della Letter (Our Lady of the Letter). A...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Large port, beautiful arranged regularly come cruisers, yachts, boats that go daily from messina calabria

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Reviewed May 27, 2016

Folklore has it that in the days of the Apostle Paul, messengers were sent to Mary, Jesus' mother, to ask her to write a letter to the new Christians. She was reputed to have done so, enclosing a lock of her hair with it. The...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2016

The Stele Madonna della Lettera (Our Lady of the Letter Monument) is on the tip of the spit that protects Messina Harbor and stands almost 200 feet tall. The brilliantly gilded statue of Madonna blessing those coming and going was such a peaceful sight. On...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This graceful monument guarding the straits of Messina accomplishes its mission. That being to remind the viewer of the inextricable connection between the town and the sea

Thank Mike K
Reviewed September 25, 2015

This statue can be seen with the the port in front of it and the sea and the tip of Italy behind it from Santuario della Madonna di Montalto or the Temple of Cristo Re next to it. The phrase written underneath it says "Vos...More

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