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Porta Messina

Porta Messina, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23243
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“corso umberto” (17 reviews)
“great pizza” (3 reviews)
“the main street” (10 reviews)
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Porta Messina, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Historic doorway to the city. Easy to find. Located along the main pedestrian walkway. Once outside the city, watch out for the cars!

Thank nwaynesworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The city gate is a part of the ancient circuit of walls with a triple fortification system of the city. It was restored in the early 19th century under the name of Porta Ferdinanda after the Ferdinand IV of Bourbon. Today, it is the main...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a short visit no resturants around the main shopping a bit weird.Weather was good for October.I suggest getting a train diwn the cost to toarmina.

Thank Stewart S
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I noticed that the closer to the gate, the higher the prices for gelato got. And the more expensive the stores. Its not much of a gate.

Thank Jerry W
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We had cooking class at this place and it was truly highlight of our stay in Scilly :-) Luca and Stefano really made our day!

Thank Eliza875433
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Had the worst pizza ever, worse than the worse frozen pizza. And had to pay a Standing charge for the privalige,

Thank thearsenalone
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch ate outside got good service from all. Laid back and peaceful atmosphere. Had vegetable soup , cold meats and pizzas all good. Spritzers and beer selections good. Had ice cream desserts

Thank Bubbles W
Reviewed 10 October 2017

It's just a historic end/beginning of a street in a historic town; I feel funny even reviewing it. Not worth a special trip, it's just THERE.

Thank ChrisABeaune
Reviewed 4 October 2017

A short visit is plenty to the gate but it frames the countryside and the surrounding hills- it gives you a sense of what it would have been like to leave or come into the city in ancient times.

Thank couplessPS
Reviewed 4 October 2017

If you happen to walk along Corso Umberto (as every tourist does) you will come across this gate - there doesn't appear to be anything special about it - it is old and historic though.

Thank DM S
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