The cathedral of Messina is one of the oldest churches in Sicily and its bell tower contains the world’s largest astronomical clock, which was made in Strasbourg. The port is multifunctional and extremely competitive: mooring facilities are available for ships of up to 300 metres and it will be further improved with a new maritime passenger station and vast areas for buses and shore services.
Ancient origins of Reggio Calabria date back to the second half of the seventh century BC. The whole territory is rich in history, monuments and art, as it was for many years a land of transit and was subject to the conquest of many cultures who have left important remains. Outstanding artefacts and one of the symbols of the city are the Greek Bronze Statues of Riace, housed in the National Archaeological Museum.