Duomo di Messina, Messina

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Duomo di Messina is a Sicilian Norman cathedral dating from 1500, with a notable bell tower and clock. At noon, figures and statues move on the cathedral's tower. After suffering earthquakes and damage from World War II, the interior has been almost completely restored. Be sure to check out the painted ceiling and the 16,000-pipe organ. Put Duomo di Messina at the forefront of your travel plans using our Messina trip itinerary builder .
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  • You can't see it, but it's more interesting to the outside from the inside. I do have to say though after the tsunami was rebuilt with precision and intelligence
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  • Be in Messina and see the astronomical clock at 12.00 you remain open-mouthed great show I recommend friends if you pay a visit to Messina. Passed in its wonderful Cathedral
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  • A nice campanile, with a twelve minute bellringing/play, that startad at 12 o' clock. Lovely roof in the duomo.  more »
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  • Messina Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Messina; Basilica Cattedrale metropolitana di Santa Maria Assunta) is a Roman Catholic cathedral. Formerly the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Messina, it became in 1986 the archiepiscopal seat of the Archdiocese of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela. In June 1947 Pope Pius XII granted it the status of a minor basilica. The current building is the final result of some twentieth century reconstructions, which took place following the disastrous earthquake that struck Messina in 1908 and the heavy damages happened during the World War II.
  • Mostly reconstructed after the 1908 earthquake, there remain some impressive original elements.
  • Definitely take the hop on hop off bus. Cruise tours not worth it. It's small enough,rent a taxi is also option.
  • Right in the center of the city where the Orion Fountain stands on one side of the cathedral.
  • Cool little square with pretty architecture. Not much else to say here.

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