Messina Shore Excursion: City Segway Tour
Glide across to Piazza Cairoli, the commercial center of the town, and weave through the throngs of locals going about their day-to-day business to Piazza Pugliatti, where Messina’s Court of Justice and University can be found. Pass along the wide and sweeping boulevards that are so typical of Messina and head toward Piazza Duomo – the city’s crowd-drawing square.
Circle around the marble-carved Fountain of Orion and hop off your Segway for photos in front of Messina Duomo – one of Sicily's finest cathedrals. Having been rebuilt several times since the 12th century, little remains of the original building but you’ll find its beautiful façade to be a visual delight. Marvel at its Norman-style architecture and gaze upward to see its famous astronomical clock; it’s said to be the world’s largest.
Continue to the Church of Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani – a lovely Arab-Norman church – and pass alongside some of the city’s finer Baroque fountains. See a monument to Don Juan of Austria – who liberated the city from the Turks in the 16th century, and then swing past the Neo-Classical palaces of Piazza Antonello.
Start to work your way back to the start point, passing San Francesco d’Assisi – a lovely medieval church -- and weaving through the tree-lined paths in Messina’s public park. Visit Piazza Unità d'Italia to see Montorsoli’s Fountain of Neptune and the Palace of the Government before returning to Catalani Church.
This excursion is located within a 5-minute walk of the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Messina. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.
- Segway tour
- 30-minute orientation session
- Use of helmet (optional)
- Ponchos (in case of rain)
- Food and drinks
- Port pickup and drop-off
- This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Minimum age is 16
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
We (family of 4 with mom, dad, and 2 teens) did this as a shore excursion during a cruise ship stop in Messina. This tour was awesome, and way better than anything the cruise ship had to offer. We met the guides literally 5 minutes from the ship. We had a brief introduction from our patient tour guides on riding a Segway. My wife was a little intimidates, but they patiently walked her through it. Then we were off, with guides in front and behind us. We felt very safe the whole way. During the ride, we listened to an overview of what we were seeing from the guide behind us. it was very informative. We stopped at a few places for photos, including an overlook of Messina. At the end, we also stopped for Granitas (google it) at a place for locals and had a very authentic experience. We had a ton of fun riding the Segways, felt safe the whole way, and saw more of Messina than any walking tour or bus tour possibly could. I highly recommend.