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Crossing the Strait of Messina

rain 7 °C

Flying in to Lamazia International Airport on the Ionian Sea Coast from London on Ryanair with plenty of British tourists on Saturday night. Comfortable walk from airport to the village of Sant' Eufemia centering around the railway station on the line connecting Naples and Reggio di Calabria.
On Sunday train journey along the coast via Gioio Tauro to Villa San Giovanni, main transit harbour to Sicily.


Arriving in Messina at Sunday siesta time with hardly anybody around. Messina was destryed by an earthquake in 1906 and the rebuilt Campanile of the Cathedral displays an interesting astronomical clock.
After arriving in Catania I had a fairly hard time to find my sleeping place at Hostel Agora in the maze of little lanes. Catania: what a city!

Train station Messina Marittima

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