Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Messina

Come and experience Messina and its monuments, cathedral and history. This city's university setting, mountain views and island views draw many visitors. Cathedral of Messina and Messina Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock are just a couple of the must-sees. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Messina

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Messina is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Orto Botanico Pietro Castelli dell'Universita di Messina (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Lake Ganzirri (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Lido Comunale Zerbi (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Reggio di Calabria Promenade (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Ancient Greek Walls Archaeological Park (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Nava Square (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Messina

The nearest airport is in Reggio di Calabria (REG-Strait of Messina), located 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Messina Marittima Station, Messina Centrale Station and Gazzi Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Messina?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 361 vacation rentals near Messina. From 52 Villas to 115 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Messina for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Messina?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Messina. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Piazza del Duomo: 491 vacation rentals
  • San Placido Calonero: 1,240 vacation rentals
  • Church of S. Francesco all'Immacolata: 491 vacation rentals
  • Messina Centrale Station: 492 vacation rentals
  • University of Messina: 496 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Messina listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Messina?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 52 Villas in Messina. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Messina include:

  • Houses: 115 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 159 rentals available
  • Country houses: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Messina?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 32 vacation rentals with pool available in Messina. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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