The province of Messina is one of the richest part of the island and some locations - the most important in Sicily – are a destination for tourists coming from around the world:

Taormina
It is one of the most important tourist centers of Sicily, in fact, its appearance, its landscape, its places, its natural beauties and its ancient monuments, are able to attract tourists from around the world.

The Aeolian Islands
Also known as the Lipari Islands they are an archipelago of volcanic origin, located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the north coast of Sicily. They Include two active volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano, in addition to several secondary volcanic phenomena.
The archipelago consists of the islands:

  • Alicudi
  • Filicudi
  • Lipari
  • Panarea
  • Salina
  • Stromboli (with the near rock known as Strombolicchio)
  • Vulcano

In 2000 the Aeolian have been designed World Heritage by UNESCO for the volcanic phenomena.

The Alcantara Gorges
Located in the Alcantara Valley, the Gorges are a truly, unique show. A real canyon originated from cooling phenomena of ancient lava flows crossed at the center from the icy waters of the Alcantara River.
High 50 meters and 2 meters wide in the narrowest points, while 4-5 meters in the widest.
The natural canyon, contrary to common belief, was not excavated over thousands of years by water. The most accepted hypothesis is related to an hearthquake which, with a vibrating motion made ​​literally split in two an old lava flow (attributed to Etna), allowing the water of the river to sneak inside.

Milazzo
The city is situated in a strategic place in the north-eastern Sicily, and is the heart of an area of ​​approximately 200,000 inhabitants. During summer, the city offers its best, and it is also an excellent  starting point for tourist destinations and beyond. The port of Milazzo,in fact, is the easiest and quickest way to reach the Aeolian Islands.

Tìndari 
It 'a popular resort of Sicily, in the Gulf of Patti. It is part of the municipality of Patti. Note for the ancient greek theater (since 1956 it houses an arts festival which includes demonstrations of dance,music and of course theater) and the Shrine of the Black Madonna.The sanctuary is located at the eastern end of the promontory where the country remains, overhanging the sea at the ancient Acropolis, where a small church was built on the ruins of the abandoned city.Tindari was also a source of inspiration for Salvatore Quasimodoand Andrea Camilleri.

S. Stefano di Camastra
A city of art and culture, also known as the "land of ceramics." In such a way, it is better known around the world, this active center on the borders of the provinces of Palermo and Messina. A particular place, unique in its kind, wherever you turn around, you see dishes, tiles, mosaics, all made with a colorful ceramic. The fine workmanship, the quality of color, the patience of the artists, are a product of the “stefanese” ceramic, searched everywhere. Anybody coming to St. Stephen cannot resist to the temptation of visiting one of the many shops displaying products made ​​of ceramic and to bought some.

Five municipalities in the Province of Messina are part of the exclusive club of "the most beautiful villages in Italy", they are:

Castelmola
The country is small and well preserved on top of a knoll overlooking the Ionian Sea. It is possible to reach the highest point, by climbing a trail from the main square of the village to the ruins of a castle. On the square there is a lookout that offers a splendid view over the Ionian coast and the town of Taormina.

Savoca
It preserves, in its territory, the ancient ruins of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque. It is famous because it has a crypt which houses the embalmed  and exposed corpses  of the notables of the country dating back to the XVIII and XIX centuries, and also for being chosen as a set of many successful films.

San Marco d’Alunzio
At the time of the Greeks it was called Alontion while during Roman period Aluntium; the Normans called it S. Mark and in the nineteenth century the name of Alunzio was added. Its origin is very ancient: the first evidence we had is with the Greeks. The common as the previous of it, is part of "The most beautiful villages in Italy" because it stands out for its great artistic, cultural and historical interest, and for the harmony of the urban livability, citizen services and other features.

Montalbano Elicona
It is characterized by the presence, in the old part of the town, of an ancient castle that was the summer residence of King Frederick II of Aragon. Some of the best-known traditions of the country are: the living nativity scene, the historical parade, a summer event and the feast of Our Lady of Divine Providence, which is celebrated on August 24th  in the Diocesan Shrine dedicated to her.

Novara di Sicilia
The village reached its zenith in the seventeenth century. The fabric of the town of Novara is characterized by simple elements that constitute a typical medieval settlement in Sicily. The roads are mostly paved with locally sandstone, thereby helping to enhance the architecture of the historic center. The local stone was used in the civil architecture and with elaborations of great artistic value in the religious architecture.