For most visitors arriving by ferry, the glittering town of Messina - spread out among the northern hills over a half-moon harbor - is their first glimpse of Sicily. Though perhaps the rest of the island boasts more world-famous sites, Messina holds its own with friendly locals, authentic Italian food and picturesque views. Main sites include Medieval churches and fountains as well as a few ... read more
museums with impressive art collections. Of course, a visit to Sicily is never complete without gormandizing on the local food of choice, pizza, and Messina is no exception. Visitors only have to follow their noses to the nearest pizzeria, most of which are sure to satiate any appetite.