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The Metropolitan City of Messina (Italian: Città metropolitana di Messina) is an administrative division in Sicily, Italy and is the closest to the Italian mainland (as close as 3.25 km (2.02 mi) at some points). It replaced the former Province of Messina on 1 January 2015.

Metropolitan City 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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