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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 04, 2016
Getting to Mt Etna from the cruise port  (2 Answers)

Arriving in Messina Sunday October 16th 2016.
Will I be able to find a taxi/tour to take me to Mt Etna and Taormina outside the cruise terminal?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 25, 2016
Messina to Taormina by train  (2 Answers)

How do i get from messina to taormina by train and how much does a return ticket cost?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 01, 2014
Messina shopping  (3 Answers)

Our cruise arrives on a Sunday? will the shops and restaurants be closed?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 12, 2014
Messina's Bus Station  (3 Answers)

I will be on a cruise in early September that stops in Messina, and I'm going to spend the first half of the day in Taormina and the second half of the day in Messina. It appears that the bus is a little easier and cheaper than the train for getting to Taormina, because the bus goes all the way up to Taormina (Via Pirandello, to be specific), as opposed to the train station (Taormina-Giardini) from where I'd have to pick up another bus or a taxi.

I understand that the Messina bus terminal is located on Piazza Della Repubblica. From what I can tell, that's a big square, so can anyone please tell me in what part of that square I should wait for the bus to arrive? Is there a sign? Do many buses leave at the same time? Is it going to be difficult to figure out which bus goes to Taormina? I used Street View on Google Maps but i didn't see an obvious bus stop.
The other question is, where do I buy tickets for the bus? Is there a kiosk somewhere, or do I just buy tickets on the bus?

Many thanks in advance. I look forward to exploring this area of Sicily very much!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 10, 2014
Transportation from cruise ships in Messina  (2 Answers)

Are tours of messina available from a cruise ship docked in Messina?

What is the best way to get from the ship to the center of town?

J Dormon


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 24, 2013
Taormina trip  (4 Answers)

Hi, I will be in Messina on 16th Oct. . The cruise ship will be arrived at 08:00 and I would like to see if anyone on this forum will be traveling alone or you need one more person to make up the numbers that you need for a tour trip to Taormina. But I do need to get back at four o'clock though.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 22, 2013
Taxi in Messina, Sicily, Italy  (7 Answers)

Hi! We will be in Messina on next Oct 1st and wonder how much will cost a taxi for a 3 hour excursion, with 4 people, to Taormina. Do you know a taxi drive phone?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 25, 2013
rental car messina  (3 Answers)

COMING INTO MESSINA ON A SATURDAY EVENING. WANT TO PICK UP A RENTAL CAR ON SUNDAY. WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE AND COMPANY TO GET CAR FROM?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2013
travel  (3 Answers)

When is the best time to get Married in Messina ,
Best Weather and not a lot of people ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2013
Circumetnea Train”  (4 Answers)

Does anyone have a schedule for this train? We are stopping here for a day on a cruise and would love to take this on Sept 15?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2013
Scooter hire in Messina  (5 Answers)

Is it possible to hire a scooter or moped for the day in or near the cruise terminal?

Thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2012
In the area around Messina  (8 Answers)

Can anyone help me find some information about any interesting places to visit in the vicinity of Messina.

I will be arriving by ferry at Pozzallo early morning, I will be staying for 4 full day's there. My 1st stop will be in Sovaca.

I have already been to Messina and Taormina, so I wish to visit other places which are in that area. By the way I'll be travelling with my own car.

Do you have any suggestions how I would plan my itinerary and any b&b where I can stay over night.

Thanks in advance

Stephen


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2012
privat guide in Messina  (1 Answer)

My wife and I will be arriving in Messina by cruise ship in a couple of weeks. I have a little difficulty walking but with the use of a hiking stick I get around. Because I walk at a slower pace than most, large tours are not a real option for us. Can anyone recommend a private guide/driver to take us to Taormina and the nearby areas? Are there any other options that seem worthwhile? Thanks.

Alan


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 12, 2012
Help needed Messina to VSG

Our cruise ship is docking at Messina, we're will will be leaving the ship to meet family in Villa San Giovanni. Can anyone tell us the best way to get there considering we will have our luggage.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2012
Adventure in/or around Messina?

Hi all,

We will be in Messina for about 5 hours and was wondering if there are any high adventure activities offered there? Rock climbing, repelling, canyoning, ect?

If not, any great ideas on how to create a memorable big birthday in this port??

Thx!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 23, 2012
SUNDAY DRIVER ! needed. seriously, short hop/outside the box  (1 Answer)

I'd like to take my family out to Tindari. And I understand it's not far. But I don't know the best way to contact/contract with a taxi driver who only wants a half day fare (and feels like working on Sunday). A late lunch in a village on the way back, maybe.

This is MY anti-crowd, anti-Taormina notion -- we will be exhaustively covering Pompeii just days before.

I'm eagar to hear all opinions. thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2012
Messina  (5 Answers)

Hello,

We are going to Messina on a cruise ship in October. Please can anyone help us what to see in Messina and how far are they from the cruise terminal.

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 24, 2011
Organ recitals and classical music  (1 Answer)

I plan a day trip to Messina medio October. Where do I find information on organ recitals in the Cathedral and classical music events in the city?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2011
Mount Etna-anxious to see it  (4 Answers)

We are planning a cruise to Italy in Sept.-we wanted to fly to Palermo first-how far would this be from Mount Etma? Would there be a better place to go to see it? What other tourist attractions are there? Looking forward to hearing from you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2011
Messina  (1 Answer)

Is Messina a good base if wanting to travel to Aeolian Islands and Taormina??

what does Messina have to offer? things to do?

what is the fastest wat to travel to get Messina or Aeolians Islands for Napoli.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 12, 2011
accomodation  (1 Answer)

can anyone suggest a good hotel and location to stay in messina. Decent, not too overpriced approx 100euro a night for 2 people??


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 13, 2011
High altitude Etna tour from Messina. Who offers this?  (1 Answer)

The ship tours and almost all the Etna day tours I can find from Messina seem to go to the Silvestri spent craters and that's it. I want to go up higher and see more cool volcano stuff! There are bus tours from the North and at Sapienza in the South there are cable cars and other bus tours. These are the types of things I want to do.

Does anyone know if such a tour is possible from Messina on about about a 7 hour max time frame? can start a tour around 10:300-11:00am and must be back by 6:00pm.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 06, 2011
Bus service  (2 Answers)

We are staying at the Villa Morgana hotel in Ganzirri in May. We are comming from Taormina by bus. I understand bus number 79 and 81 go to Ganzirri from Messina. My question is whether one of the theese busses stop at or near this hotel or is there a main bus station in ganzirri? Thank for any help.
nagyboo


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2011
How to do I get from Messina to Reggio calabria  (3 Answers)

I will be arriving in messina on a cruise ship and was wondering how to get to Reggio calabria...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 12, 2011
Main interesting sites at Messina  (1 Answer)

Hi to everyone!
We'll be coming to Messina for a day with a Criuse Liner, i would like to visit Messina by walk from the harbour. Any help to show interesting sites in the vicinities where to spend the day. Don't mind to walk certain distances bu there's a limit mates!! Thanks in Advance!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 09, 2011
Beaches in Messina  (1 Answer)

We will be in Messina for one day off cruise ship....what beaches close by are recommended, is there a fee?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 19, 2010
taxi from Messina, Italy to Taormina  (2 Answers)

Do we need to make arrangements in advance? How can we find an english speaking driver? What will it cost each way? Can we design our own itinerary to Taormina?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 30, 2010
taxi from port to taormino  (1 Answer)

Hi,
Please forward any info on a car iwth driver to take 4 adults from Messina Port at 8am and drive us to Taormino. We need to be back to the ship by 12pm.
Thank you
Barbara


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2010
Which train station?  (3 Answers)

I see from the Trenitalia site that there are four stations in Messina. What is the difference between Messina Centrale and Messina Main Station?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 02, 2009
Messina taxi to Taormina  (5 Answers)

Does anyone know where by the cruise docks to get a taxi to Taormina and how much they charge. Also, can you easiliy get a taxi driver to agree to be at Taormina at a certain time to get you back to the cruise ship? If not, are there plenty of taxis in Taormina? Thanks. We will be traveling over Thanksgiving this year.



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