Port Authority of Messina and Milazzo
The Strait of Messina surrounds a natural inlet, with the port located in the heart of the city centre. Cruise tourists have an easy walk to the main streets to see Arabic, Norman and Suevian monuments. 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.
Messina Port Authority also has jurisdiction over the harbour of Milazzo where it is planned to boost cruise activity. Here the total quays length is 1700 mt and it will become 2100 in the next years. Milazzo offers tourists the opportunity to literally walk to monuments and sites of interest and to visit Eolian Islands, Thyndaris, Cefalù. Both ports also offer a number of interesting routes including cultural, shopping, eating and drinking and sea-related leisure activities.