(1842 - 1898) He was a famous Milan born writer politician. In 1860, Cavallotti came to Sicily with the Medici expedition. After the repression of the Sicilian "Fasci", together with Turati, he defended Sicily in the Italian Parliament with the historical speech "Give freedom to Sicily" asking for independence of the island (1896). The "Fasci" were worker organizations with 300,000 members that were broken up by Crispi's cannonade. (1894)
The new water-jet speedboat that connects Messina and Reggio Calabria in just a few minutes. The boat can carry 500 passengers and costs very little. The "Segesta jet" was made in Messina's Rodriguez dockyards.
Inside villa Mazzini; 200 trees many of which are century old.
|Lake of Ganzirri
Lagoon of Cape Peloro
- Strait of Messina - Pilone
It is nearest point between Sicily and Calabria. Cape Peloro is also a seaside resort with a picturesque view and it often the site for live concerts and shows during the summer...
It was designed by Leone Savoia and houses statues steeped in a garden. The monumental garden is home to the tombs of some of Messina's greatest men. A small Pantheon in the front entrance houses the remains of aristocrats killed in the earthquake.
|Motorway svincolo Tremestieri|
"Nammari" sanctuary situated at the top of the Peloritani Mountains. Dinnammare, the highest point of this mountain range was used as a look out point for the Strait.
Hall (Zanca Palace)
"Gran Mirci" is the sign that stands out on the gates of the Town Hall. It is a reminder of when the Emperor of the Oriental Roman Empire - Arcadio - was abducted and then set free by a fleet sent from Messina. Arcadio tanked the town by naming Messina the "Protometropolis" of Sicily and the entire Magna Grecia. He also granted a coat of arms with a golden cross on a red background (the same one used today). Arcadio ordered the motto "Gran Mirci a Messina" (thank you Messina) to be engraved under the imperial coat of arms in Saint Sophia's Belfry in Constantinople.
A small silver ship decorated with ears of corn. It is a reminder of the wheat carrying vessels that succeeded in surpassing the barrage during the "Vespers War" therefore saving the city. On the day of the Corpus Domini it is carried throughout the city in a procession.