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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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                                                          Great Villa with amazing views over Mt Etna

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                                                          My family and I went to Villa Calypso to celebrate the birthdays of my husband who was 70 and my daughter who was 40. Our first impressions were wow! Villa and grounds stunning, amazing Mount Etna Views, friendliness of Villa staff, this holiday had it all, Roberto even brought us fresh oranges from his home, plus home made red wine (delicious I must say Roberts), we also had our own swimming pool, what more could we want. The location of the shops was just 5 minutes walk away, an array of fruit and vegetable shops (my daughter is vegetarian so we found this an added bonus), cafes, butchers, bakers (with delicious patisserie). We travelled up and down the coast in our hired cars, our favourite location being Taormina with its array of wonderful shops and history. We didn't visit any breaches whilst we were there but we past many on our jaunts along the coast and they looked wonderful. One last thought, please do not ask me to comment on Italian drivers!!! Beware if you go to Messina for the day in a rental car.
                                                          • Review Submitted: 29-May-2016
                                                          • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                          Wonderful apartment

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                                                          Wonderful apartment Loved the stay in the apartment Jasmine. The apartments have everything what we need , very neat and clean. Quiet location surrounded by flowering plants allowed to relax. Very close to the sea and charming view from the terrace . Close location public transport allowed to go for a walk to the historic places : Taormina Castelmola, Forza D”Agro, Savoca , also tours in Catania, Etna . We enjoy quiet, comfortable stay in the apartment and travels.
                                                          • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2016
                                                          • Date of Stay: Jan 2016

                                                          Breathtaking view!

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                                                          We were a group of 5 adults that stayed at Villa Suk for one week in October. The villa was well equipped and situated to Taormina. We enjoyed watching the sun rise in the morning and drinks in the evening from our balcony which overlooked the beautiful Isola Bella. Even after several days the view was breathtaking. Francesco's detailed guide was a welcomed resource which we carried with us throughout our trip. His suggestions for sightseeing, restaurants and getting around Taormina were great! Definitely worth renting this property.
                                                          • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2015
                                                          • Date of Stay: Oct 2015