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Santuario della Madonna di Montalto

Via Dina e Clarenza, Messina, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 774816
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  • Average10%
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1 week ago
“Well worth the climb”
20 May 2017
“Beautiful Church, Must See”
Via Dina e Clarenza, Messina, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 774816
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Messina on the Celebrity Constellation and decided to visit this church which we had seen from the ship. There are many steps up to this elegant building which took its toll on a very hot day. However the church itself is well...More

Thank andrewlgc
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Our B&B owner, Fabio (Garibaldi B&B) recommended we see this church as it overlooks all of Messina, especially the harbor. Even though it was a trek to get there, it was worth every step. And, we were there at 12:00 and we could hear the...More

Thank EMMA L
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Nice church with a fantastic view over Messina, the harbour and Calabria. If you like a beautiful view and the weather is good then this is the place to be.

Thank Ineke_George
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This Santuario della Madonna di Montalto is a Catholic Church with amazing views and well worth the long walk up to it.

Thank 2morrows
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

What'd ya know? A Roman Catholic Church in Italy. Yeah, I know. Cheeky. But this isn't just a church. It's one with a commanding view of the city and harbour. It has a small, local congregation; we visited during their mass. It is a nice...More

Thank Wong_Family_5
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 26 September 2015

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...More

Thank DanielLifeguard
Reviewed 21 August 2015

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.

Thank Cristina S
Reviewed 15 June 2015

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.

Thank Denise G
Reviewed 20 May 2015

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...More

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