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Sail Date: July 2019
we spent the day in Messina which has a wonder full musical animated clock tower , great for shopping but other than that , if we had more time we would have gone to Taormina maybe next time
we spent the day in Messina which has a wonder full musical animated clock tower , great for shopping but other than that , if we had more time we would have gone to Taormina maybe next time Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Booked a private ride to Taromina which gave us 3 hours to do what we wanted , we walked around the town had delicious rice balls and cannolis . Beautiful city.
Booked a private ride to Taromina which gave us 3 hours to do what we wanted , we walked around the town had delicious rice balls and cannolis . Beautiful city. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Self tour by local taxi. We were approached on arrival by taxi driver and we wanted to go to Taormina. We paid $30per person for 7 of us to take us both ways and wait 3 hours. Being on deck 4 we were straight off the ship and on our ... Read More
Self tour by local taxi. We were approached on arrival by taxi driver and we wanted to go to Taormina. We paid $30per person for 7 of us to take us both ways and wait 3 hours. Being on deck 4 we were straight off the ship and on our way. We then added another stop at Savoca where they filmed the Godfather so total was $45 per person. Taormina was lovely, it had amazing street food and gelato. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Again an easy walk in from the ship. The main attraction is Taormina, but we decided to stay in Messina and explore. There’s not much to see to be honest. The cathedral is beautiful, and at 12 o’clock the bell tower comes to life.... ... Read More
Again an easy walk in from the ship. The main attraction is Taormina, but we decided to stay in Messina and explore. There’s not much to see to be honest. The cathedral is beautiful, and at 12 o’clock the bell tower comes to life.... statues move, and the sound of Ave Maria rings out across the square. Unfortunately, that’s the highlight of Messina. Otherwise it’s quite a dirty, dreary town with weeds growing up through the pavements. My advice would be to do the tour to Taormina. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Very easy walk to station to take a 1 hour train to Taormina and then a bus to the mountain top town of Taormina. It looks like you would want a old beautiful Italian town to look - it's gorgeous. Beautiful architecture, pretty shops, ... Read More
Very easy walk to station to take a 1 hour train to Taormina and then a bus to the mountain top town of Taormina. It looks like you would want a old beautiful Italian town to look - it's gorgeous. Beautiful architecture, pretty shops, great views, lots of little restaurants and great ice cream. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Guide was nice but her accent was so heavy that she was difficult to understand over the headphones. Another tour that would have been perfect if we had more free time.
Guide was nice but her accent was so heavy that she was difficult to understand over the headphones. Another tour that would have been perfect if we had more free time. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2019
Negotiated a private taxi to Taormina and had a blast. Why get squished on a bus when you can have a taxi all to yourselves for the same price? Found my wife's next Furla and enjoyed the people, food and views. A Can't Miss if ... Read More
Negotiated a private taxi to Taormina and had a blast. Why get squished on a bus when you can have a taxi all to yourselves for the same price? Found my wife's next Furla and enjoyed the people, food and views. A Can't Miss if you have never been there. Etna was covered in clouds that day, but we need to have another reason to go back. Great sail away here as well as Malta. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2019
We went with a local taxi company to Taormina and Castlemola. Six of us in a very comfortable taxi van. The driver took us to Castlemola for 1 hour and then collected us to go to Taormina where we had 3 hours to look around. A great day ... Read More
We went with a local taxi company to Taormina and Castlemola. Six of us in a very comfortable taxi van. The driver took us to Castlemola for 1 hour and then collected us to go to Taormina where we had 3 hours to look around. A great day and cheaper than ships excursion. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Sicily was interesting. We took a Hop on Hop off tour, and we watched Mt. Etna blowing white smoke from her volcanic top.
Sicily was interesting. We took a Hop on Hop off tour, and we watched Mt. Etna blowing white smoke from her volcanic top. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
Our tour guide Sabrina was great, took us all the highlights of Messina. Finished with having pastries & gelato.
Our tour guide Sabrina was great, took us all the highlights of Messina. Finished with having pastries & gelato. Read Less
13 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We made a mistake here as we should have taken a tour around the island. There is very little to see in Messina and it is very hard to get around for wheelchair users. No dropped kerbs, raised kerbs of a foot or more, cars parked across ... Read More
We made a mistake here as we should have taken a tour around the island. There is very little to see in Messina and it is very hard to get around for wheelchair users. No dropped kerbs, raised kerbs of a foot or more, cars parked across zebra crossings etc. Lots of taxi drivers pester you when you leave the cruise terminal and this continues with Dotto train ticket touts and street hawkers in the town Read Less

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