Sicily Sights


  • Piazza del Duomo Map It
  • Messina
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 05/03/2016

Fodor's Review

The reconstruction of Messina's Norman and Romanesque Duomo, originally built by the Norman king Roger II and consecrated in 1197, has retained much of the original plan—including a handsome crown of Norman battlements, an enormous apse, and a splendid wood-beam ceiling. The adjoining bell tower contains one of the largest and most complex mechanical clocks in the world: constructed in 1933, it has a host of gilded automatons (a roaring lion among them) that spring into action every day at the stroke of noon.

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Piazza del Duomo, Messina, Sicily, 98122, Italy

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  • Daily 9–1 and 4–7, closed during services

Published 05/03/2016


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