Messina Gate (Taormina)

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Porta Messina (Messina Gate) is one of the ancient city gates and part of the ancient city walls built by the Arabs. Together with Porta Catania, which is diametrically opposite, it limits Corso Umberto, the main street of Taormina. Between these two gates there is a third called Porta di Mezzo or Clock Tower. Porta Messina is also known as Porta Ferdinandea, because it was King Ferdinand IV of Bourbon who wanted it built. The year of its inauguration is 1808, as shown by a plaque still visible at the top of the gate.

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