Messina, Italy

Port of Messina

The Port of Messina, which has remained almost completely unchanged throughout the centuries, maintaining its natural form, is the widest berth in Sicily.

Though its vocation as a commercial port has waned, in the past it received and sheltered vessels of any tonnage from windy or adverse sea conditions. Today, though not a trading port, it is a refueling station for sea going vessels.

The city has been known for centuries as the doorway to Sicily, and its livelihood now depends largely on tourists visiting not only Messina, but the entire Island.