Sights of Messina

Church of Santa Maria Alemanna

The Church of Santa Maria Alemanna in Messina is a rare example of Gothic art in Sicily. In 1220, Frederick II built the church and entrusted it to the Priory of Teutonic Knights. The knights used this church and the adjoining hospital as a shelter and resting place during the Crusades.

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Orions Fountain

Fontana di Orione (Orion’s Fountain) is a monument located in Piazza Duomo in Messina. It is one of two decorative fountains made by the sculptor Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli, commissioned by the Senate of Messina.

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facade of the Messina Cathedral

Messina Cathedral

Messina Cathedral is the most important landmark in the city on the Strait. Although the Cathedral was rebuilt after being destroyed by earthquakes and wars, it is still fairly faithful to its original appearance. Its pipe organ is the second largest in Italy after that of Milan Cathedral.

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