We weren't able to go inside but the climb to the top was well worth it for the views and statues. Then walked around the back to Sacarino Cristo Re and enjoyed an espresso in the pretty cafe by the cathedral - lovely - look out for the parrot!
The walk up is quite exhausting especially in the summer heat but the view up there is lovely and very peaceful. There is a water fountain to refresh yourself and for a cool drink. The church itself is pretty from the inside and outside with colourful stained glass windows which give an even richer atmosphere to the inside of the... 更多
Did not have a chance to visit the interior but the veranda overlooking the straight of Messina makes for a great photo op and is a calm and quiet place to admire the view without crowds.
Walked up all the stairs and found this by accident. Views are lovely and you can sit and watch the cruise ships coming in. Church is pretty.
Messina was destroyed by earthquakes a couple of times, then bombed heavily, so it is not rich with interesting monuments. The Sanctuary is barely a century old, with only a few artworks, but the patio overlooking the city and the port is worth the short climb. Messina is not a beautiful city but its site is spectacular and the view... 更多
This Santuario della Madonna di Montalto is a Catholic Church with amazing views and well worth the long walk up... 更多