We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Amazing

The Swiss built a perennial astronomical clock that gives day, month, year and phases of the moon... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Martino C
,
London, United Kingdom
true feel of the catholic faith

Very impressive with all the men pulling this massive votive cart and celebrate the assumption of... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
0ldgirl
,
London, United Kingdom
Read all 188 reviews
107
All photos (107)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
10 Jul 2018
“Amazing”
29 Oct 2016
“true feel of the catholic faith”
About
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
15°
Dec
13°
Jan
13°
Feb
Contact
Messina, Sicily, Italy
Website
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Messina
from US$19.95
More Info
from US$5.80
More Info
from US$40.30
More Info
Reviews (188)
Filter reviews
4 results
Traveller rating
4
0
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
4
0
0
0
0
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Swiss built a perennial astronomical clock that gives day, month, year and phases of the moon. The bell tower at noon every day for 15 minutes puts uo a mechanical show of unusual interest

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Martino C
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very impressive with all the men pulling this massive votive cart and celebrate the assumption of the virgin Mary into heaven. it is a day of celebration and at the end of the night they have fireworks

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank 0ldgirl
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Have lived here in Sicily for many years but had never previously seen La vara of the duomo. Took visiting family and it was well worth the visit. Would strongly recommend to any one visiting Messina or indeed any part of Sicily.

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank Crissy5266
Reviewed 18 October 2016

la vara was held every 15 of august all people in sicily came over to witness this traditional event every year its start in ten afternoon finished in the evening one of my great exprience in sicily

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank arnold1226
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,225 nearby hotels
Hotel Sant'Elia
137 reviews
.46 km away
Royal Palace Hotel
493 reviews
.85 km away
Hotel Touring
106 reviews
.92 km away
Guest House Residence
142 reviews
1.40 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 16,510 nearby restaurants
A Cucchiara
300 reviews
.09 km away
La Matta
75 reviews
.06 km away
Pizzeria Lievito
320 reviews
.05 km away
Passione Eterna
126 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 7,001 nearby attractions
Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)
1,297 reviews
.04 km away
Duomo di Messina
1,100 reviews
.01 km away
Fontana di Orione
197 reviews
.04 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from La Vara staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines