Messina is a beautiful city on the northeast coast of the Italian island of Sicily. The third largest city in Sicily, Messina is home to a number of wonderful historic buildings and fountains, many of which were partially destroyed in an earthquake in 1906.
Miraculously some of the Messina's most incredible landmarks survived the quake, and extensive work has been undertaken over the years to restore and preserve these treasures. One of its more spectacular sites is the Annunziata dei Catalani, a gorgeous 13th-century church with clear Arabic influences in its design. Explore all of Messina's rich history with a discount car hire from Auto Europe. Auto Europe offers Messina rental car pick up locations and a large car hire fleet for you to choose from.
While in Messina, be sure to pay a visit to the Messina Regional Museum. Chronicling over six centuries of Messinian and Sicilian art and culture, the museum was built 1906.
The museum was built in an abandoned spinning-mill, and over the years the collection expanded substantially, as the museum acquired a great many works from other institutions. The present-day Messina Regional Museum has a fascinating collection of pieces in various mediums, including paintings by the legendary oil painter Caravaggio. The Regional Museum is just one of the exciting things to see in Messina, so make the most of your trip to the city with a discount car hire from Auto Europe. And since Auto Europe has the guaranteed lowest rates on Messina car rentals, you know you'll be getting a good deal.
While in Messina take time to tour the many other exciting destinations on the island of Sicily. You can drive from one end of the island to the other in less than three hours, so a day trip to any of the island's stunning mountains or many beautiful coastal towns is only a short drive away.
Sicily's beautiful capital city of Palermo is only a 231-kilometre drive from Messina along the city's northern coast, a stretch filled with incredible views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Catania, the historic port city resting in the shadow of Mt. Etna, is only an hour's drive south of the city, along the straight of Messina. Be sure you have the ability to explore all of Messina and greater Sicily with a discount car hire from Auto Europe.
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