Messina: the most beautiful churches of the town on the Strait

churches of messinaArt, history, culture and devotion. There is an itinerary that presents all this features: it’s the path along the most beautiful churches of Messina, a path in seven stops.

Duomo – One of the most important monument. The majestic gate in gothic style, the windows of 1400 make his facade unmistakable. Inside are kept a lot of artworks.

Campanile del Duomo – Another important stop. The church tower has been destroyed more times during the centuries. The structure preserves again the lines of the original Norman church tower.

Santa Maria degli Alemanni – It’s a unique example of gothic Sicilian architecture, maybe realized by artists from North Europe.

Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani – Several historians affirm that this church rose up on the Neptune Temple ruins.

San Francesco D’Assisi – Also this church has an history very tormented. His structure is linear and simple, on the left shore of Boccetta stream. The original gothic style has been conserved in the successive restoration.

Church of Ringo – Chiesa del Gesù e Maria del Buonviaggio, in the Ringo village, in fron of sea. The small facade has two lateral recesses where are hosted the sculptures of Gesù and Virgin.

Badiazza – It’s a church with Latin cross plan that join medieval elements to others one of the Sicilian architecture.

The itinerary among the churches of Messina is maybe the most charming path to discover the town. Have you booked your ferry trip yet?

 

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