Cittadella di Messina - Sicily
Are you a business owner in Sicily?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Sicily.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to Cittadella di Messina
Built around 1500 by the Spanish rulers of Messina, the Citadel of Messina was one of the most important fortresses in the Mediterranean. It was constructed with the intent to control possible uprisings of the population of Messina.
The pentagonal citadel was surrounded by water on every side, and further strengthened by bastion wedges that made it impregnable. It is a pity that little remains of the ancient splendor of the fortress, there are only a few abandoned and derelict bastions.
The degradation of the citadel started after 1800 when the Bourbons began to demolish the walls, probably for the sake of expansion of the city of Messina. The citadel subsequently suffered looting and demolition by the population of Messina fighting Bourbon rule. Despite all this the fortress retains its charm and the remains of its long gone grandeur.
You may also like
Museo Etno-Antropoligico Annalisa Buccellato
The museum evokes the traditions of Sicilian life in the past centuries - showing many tools and objects that have disappeared nowadays. Truly worth a visit when being in
Museo Regionale di Aidone
The museum shows the history of Morgantina, from the Bronze Age to the Roman period..........
If you are not a keen hiker, but still would like to discover Mount Etna than hop on the Circumetnea train which encircles the often smouldering volcano and rides through
Museo Civico Torre di Ligny
The Museum of Prehistory and Marine Archaeology is housed in the old watchtower Torre di Ligny in Trapani............
Parco Archeologico di Himera
Himera was the first Greek settlement on the north coast of Sicily - situated between Palermo and Cefalù.............
Megara Hyblaea was founded in 728 B.C. by colonists from Megara, who previously had settled near Trotilon (the current Brucoli), in Leontini and Thapsos.............
Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento
We suggest a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Agrigento for all who really want to dig in the history of the ancient Akragas.............
Riserva Naturale Orientata di Vendicari
The nature reserve of Vendicari is located south of Noto and Syracuse, boasting sandy beaches and myriads of birds............
Quartiere Spagnolo - Spanish Quarter
At the 'Quartiere Spagnolo" an exhibition called Arts and Crafts of Old Times" is displayed...............
Riserva Naturale Stagnone di Marsala
The Riserva Naturale Stagnone di Marsala was established in 1984 to protect the delicate ecosystem of the islands of the lagoon of Marsala.............