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Make a holiday rental villa or accommodation in Messina, Sicily your home away from home

As you arrive into Sicily from the port, the skyline of Messina will be the first sight of the island you get, and you will not be disappointed to see it! Although the town has been the victim of a disproportionate number of disasters, from large earthquakes to Allied bombing raids during WWII, there is still much to interest visitors.

Things to do on holiday in Messina, Sicily

Messina is now made up of wide streets and low rise buildings to try to guard the town from future disasters, but wandering around the town from your accommodation in Messina is a great way to get your bearings and discover a little about the town upon your arrival. The marina is most interesting part of town, although the paved Piazza del Duomo and the associated restored medieval cathedral are well worth a visit. To investigate the long history of the town, and see some of the artefacts removed from various wreckages, the Museo Regionale holds an extensive array of artefacts.

If you are lucky enough to be able to find holiday accommodation in Messina during the second week of August, you will be able to revel in the Feast of Assumption or Ferragosto, when a towering carriage is led through the streets, and completed with a huge fireworks display in the evening.

It is often suggested that the best way to explore from a holiday rental in Messina is by hiring a car rental and taking independent day trips to some of the more famous locations on the island like the active Mount Etna or the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. There are also a huge number of quite, secluded beaches all around the island where you can have a swim and soak up the sun in peace.

One of the best things about visiting Messina accommodation is the combination of modern facilities and traditional food. There are many great restaurants that serve authentic local dishes, which are absolutely delicious, especially when accompanied by a glass of wine from the vineyards surrounding the town.

Places to holiday in Messina, Sicily

Palermo is among the best beach resorts in Sicily. It is a lively resort town, offering all the facilities you could wish for on a beach holiday, without the extensive throngs of holiday makers to contend with.

Surrounding Sicily are the Aeolian Islands, a string of 7 volcanic mountains that have broken the surface of the Mediterranean. The islands are natural wildernesses, surrounded by warm waters and littered with some staggering natural sights.

Weather in Messina, Sicily

Although climatic conditions can be fairly unpredictable, summer temperatures average around 30°C, perfect for relaxing on the beach or taking a slow stroll around the town. Winter temperatures very rarely dip below 10°C, although sea breezes, whilst perfect for sailing and windsurfing, can make it feel colder.

Flights to Messina, Sicily

There is an extensive bus and train network on the island, so getting to any of the self catering accommodation in Messina from either Catania (CTA) or Palermo (PMO) should not cause any problems. Alternatively, you can get a ferry from the tip of mainland Italy, Calabria (use the ports of Villa San Giovanni and Reggio di Calabria), direct to Messina.

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (16 reviews)
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    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Apartment #1664352
    16
    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.4/5
      (12 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 6
      Apartment #1103325
      12
        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Apartment #6706589
        1
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (8 reviews)
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Apartment #1949526
          8
          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Apartment #1904595
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #6734926
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Apartment #6532878
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                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cabin #1747138
                  4
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Villa #1802068
                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (14 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #1023947
                      14
                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #6579431
                        4
                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #37536
                          33
                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Multiple rentals Apartment #834376
                            38
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #37536
                              17
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Multiple rentals Apartment #834376
                                7
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Cottage #567934vb
                                  7
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (7 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #6067208
                                    7
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Apartment #6522009
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Cottage #1747111
                                        3
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #1950466
                                          4
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #1697650
                                            4
                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Very Good! 4.1/5
                                              (13 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #1540366
                                              13
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1037878
                                                3
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1037878
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                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1037878
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1037878
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                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Multiple rentals Villa #1682574
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                                                          • 7 BR
                                                          • 7 BA
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                                                          Multiple rentals Villa #1682574
                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #6201296
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (18 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Villa #95841
                                                              18
                                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #6698764
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Villa #1150908
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                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                    • 5 BA
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                                                                    Villa #1544799
                                                                    1
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #6037238
                                                                      3
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        Apartment #6799347
                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                          (23 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #1006937
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                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (15 reviews)
                                                                            £1
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Apartment #6057050
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                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              House #31305
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                Apartment #1191079
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                  House #6494887
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                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Villa #6014533
                                                                                    5
                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      Villa #6014541
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                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (13 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Villa #1662503
                                                                                        13
                                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Very Good! 4.0/5
                                                                                          (27 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          House #84796
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                                                                                          Recent Reviews

                                                                                          breathtaking

                                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                                          the villa was very well appointed. We enjoyed the fantastic views from the pool towards Etna during the day time. The pool is lit so we had the added bonus of being able to swim at night. The road up to the villa is narrow but ok after the first few times of driving it. Having said that we never plucked up courage to try it after dark. Dan and Katherine were fantastic - their attention to detail is amazing. thankyou
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                          Wonderful

                                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                                          Nicely situated in the Alcantara Valley about 10-15 minutes from the coast. It's up a narrow 500m dirt road which might be useful to know when deciding what type of car to hire but it does means that it's quiet, peaceful and private. The closest restaurant is the Ristorante Paradise which is at the start of the track and so very close by. The food is great but the quantities are huge and defeated us so make sure you have a good appetite before you go. The villa was larger than we expected and very well equipped. Plenty of crockery, cups, and glasses and a dishwasher to take the chore out of cleaning up. The villa was very clean and well looked after. Emails from the owner were friendly and helpful and the keyholder, Giueseppe, was very helpful in recommending places to go and things to do when we arrived.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                          We had e very nice stay in this beatifull Villa, in a great location. The hosts were very friendly.

                                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                                          We had a great stay in this villa with about 8 people. The villa is very luxurious, and the hosts very friendly and considerate. The bedrooms are very spacious, with practically private bathrooms, there is a playing room in the basement, and several outside areas to lunch and dine. Some of the best meals we had were at our own villa, with beautifully dressed tables. The hot water was gone at times, but even on a Saturday night the owner came straight away to fix it for us. With the usual weather in Sicily it also wasn't a big issue. All in all this place comes highly recommended.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Oct 2016