Visited Messina and we went on the tour bus which went past this statue which down by the sea, Stunning.
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One of the only pleases open on May Day when the QM2 arrived unexpectedly, but Cunard forgot to tell anyone in Messina!
This fountain which depicts Neptune, is found in a square a little bit out of the way from the rest of town. We only saw it because our guide took us there, so we could take pictures. If you are in Messina, you want to...More
This Carrara marble fountain is some 10 min walk from the main Duomo Sq., and is located by the sea. It's a beautiful fountain depicting Neptune, the God of Sea protecting Messina.
The committee of the Fountain of Neptune in 1556, marks the end of the decade of profitable business in Messina of Giovanni Montorsoli (Montorsoli, 1507c. - Florence, 1563), a pupil of Andrea Ferrucci from Fiesole and a follower of Michelangelo since his early stay in...More
This statue is on the outskirts of the town but can be found after a lovely stroll along the waterfront. A good place to sit and rest up before continuing to explore the area.
While I may be prejudiced because this sculpture was actually done by my grandfather's uncle, I thought it was great, and I enjoyed seeing it :) Having said that, I must say that it is in a very busy area in a very busy city....More
While in Messina a passionate, young, local guide told us a little secret about this fountain. Before the earthquake it used to look over the city, with it's hand stretched towards the city in a protective gesture. However the earthquake which happened to have it's...More
Water feature, an Excellent spot to catch your breath, relax and enjoy the beauty! Sit down, put your feet up and soak in the atmosphere.