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Castles and fortresses. Discovering the military architecture of Messina

.This striking private tour will let you discover all the defensive fortresses that were built during the past centuries. Thanks to its advantageous geographical position, Messina has acquired such a military and strategic importance that many populations have left a long series of citadels.

We will start from the ruins of MataGrifone Castle, that is the most ancient fortress in the city. These remains were partially enclosed into the majestic Sacrario di Cristo Re, which is one of the most striking belvederes in the city. Then, we will move to the port, where you will admire the 16th-century Forte San Salvatore. This fortress shows the high "Stele della Madonna della Lettera", that is the symbol of the city.

Afterwards, we will have a walk among the surrounding hills in order to discover “Forti Umbertini”, which were built to defend the Strait of Messina from enemies in the second half of the 19th century. Furthermore, “Forti Umbertini” show a unique type of structure and offer a privileged panoramic point.

  • Also available in French
  • Duration 8 hours
  • Price per group from € 290.00


The above-mentioned price does not include transport to and from the location.
The above-mentioned price does not include the entrance ticket to the monuments and the museums, where required.