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Porta Messina

Porta Messina, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23243
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Porta Messina, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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"corso umberto"
in 17 reviews
"historic gateway"
in 3 reviews
"the main street"
in 11 reviews
"starting point"
in 3 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 2 reviews
"short visit"
in 2 reviews
"ancient times"
in 2 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 3 reviews
"gelato"
in 3 reviews
"cable car"
in 4 reviews
"cooking class"
in 2 reviews
"people watching"
in 2 reviews
"greek theatre"
in 2 reviews
"messina"
in 17 reviews
"archway"
in 8 reviews
"portal"
in 4 reviews
"stefano"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a stop on our cruise and we were quite disappointed. The area is quite industrial and it was also Sunday so even after a walk into town there wasn't that much to see or do.

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Porta Messina is an historic gate at the start of Taormina. Old and impressive it’s nice to see but more importantly it leads to an array of restaurants, bars and shops as you pass through it! A focal point for the town.

Thank Vazbo
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Hard to miss as you're walking around lovely Taormina but not worth a detour for. Some nice restaurants near here and little cafes. Nice to see the old entrance all the same

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be staying 2 mins from this historic gateway so passed through many times. Leads onto many shops and restaurants

Thank Alison P
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Porta Messina is a reasonably impressive and historic gateway, nothing more. One would not come to Taormina just to see this and there are more spectacular and interesting things to see in Taormina. It does, however, contribute to the overall level of attractive things to...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Wonderful architectural entrance to main pedestrian walkway, which is filled with shops, cafes and restaurants. Stop for a minute to take in this site. Came in with a cruise ship to Messina and made our way to Taormina. The views are breathtaking from the town....More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

part of the impressing ancient architecture of the town, it leads to the shops of the center and therefore can be very crowded.

Thank D A
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a city gate along the pedestrian way. There are a lot of restaurants and eateries along the way.

1  Thank OZS969
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

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

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