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Messina is a province in Sicily, Italy and is the closest to the Italian mainland (as close as 3.25 km (2.02 mi) at some points).

Province of Messina


Map of Messina (province)

  • 1 Messina — busy city and link to the mainland
  • 2 Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto
  • 3 Castelmola
  • 4 Giardini Naxos — Naxos was the first Greek colony in Sicily, now it is Giardini Naxos under the hill of Taormina
  • 5 Milazzo — gateway to the Aeolian Islands
  • 6 Novara di Sicilia — A beautiful medieval town near Mt. Etna is listed among "I Borghi pui Belli D'Italia" (The Most Beautiful Towns in Italy) and provides a convenient central point for day trips to visit the Aeolian Islands, Tindari, Taormina, Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna
  • 7 Taormina — the main resort & tourist spot. Great Teatro Greco and views of Etna and the coast
  • 8 Villafranca Tirrena

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  • 1 Parco fluviale dell'Alcantara. a nature park along the river Alcantara, at the south-east of the province. It is famous for Gole dell'Alcantara – a deep impressive gorge carved by the Alcantara river on the edge of Etna. Parco fluviale dell'Alcantara (Q3895605) on Wikidata it:Parco fluviale dell'Alcantara on Wikipedia
  • 2 Parco dei Nebrodi. Explore the trails of the mountainous park. Parco dei Nebrodi (Q1503573) on Wikidata it:Parco dei Nebrodi on Wikipedia


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