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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  • Very pretty square. The clock tower with the bronze statues is very impressive to watch. Lots of restaurants and cafes close by, and plenty of souvenir shops too! Great tourist spot! Also a hop-on/hop-off bus stop for tours of the city!
  • Very beautifully built Cathedral! Don't you miss it!
  • Mostly reconstructed after the 1908 earthquake and the WWII allied bombings, there remain some impressive original elements.
  • Magnifique! You must come to visit this in person.
  • 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.
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