Messina, Sicily

Overview

While a devastating earthquake in 1908 razed many of Messina's historic monuments, it allowed the city to re-emerge with a distinctly Belle Époque air. Wide boulevards and lower-rise, turn-of-the-century buildings exude a sense of space and calm missing from other major Sicilian cities. And though the city's cultural cachet doesn't quite match that of its more coveted rivals, it does claim one of Sicily's finest cathedrals and an outstanding regional museum, not to mention swordfish and granita celebrated by connoisseurs across the island.

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