Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Messina

Come and experience Messina and its monuments, cathedral and history. This city's university setting, mountain views and island views draw many visitors. Cathedral of Messina and Messina Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Messina

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Messina is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Orto Botanico Pietro Castelli dell'Universita di Messina (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Lake Ganzirri (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Lido Comunale Zerbi (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Reggio di Calabria Promenade (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Ancient Greek Walls Archaeological Park (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Nava Square (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Messina

The nearest airport is in Reggio di Calabria (REG-Strait of Messina), located 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Messina Marittima Station, Messina Centrale Station and Gazzi Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Messina?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 272 holiday lettings around Messina. From 42 villas to 120 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Messina? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Messina. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Horcynus Orca: 229 holiday lettings
  • San Placido Calonero: 1,031 holiday lettings
  • Sanctuary of Montevergine: 353 holiday lettings
  • Church of Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani: 352 holiday lettings
  • Cathedral of Messina: 348 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Messina listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Messina?

Yes, of course. offers 42 Villas in Messina. Our other popular types of Messina holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 120 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 75 self catering accommodations
  • Country houses: 4 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Messina?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 37 holiday homes with pool available in Messina. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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