you appear me from the ferry and the heart is filled up of joy, the look
flies from a part to the other, is made phrenetic, all does not succeed
to embrace to you: I see majestic Christ King, the Strait and Tip Beacon,
imagine colorful Lagos of Ganzirri, return to observe the Votive Temple
of Christ King and, little more in here, the Sanctuary of Montalto. Not
there is that to say, you are very beautiful with your in bloom waterfront with the palms svettanti and exotic
, than wonder the Public square of the Unit of Italy with the monumental
Palace of the Government and beautiful Fountain of Neptune. Not enough!
The eye runs after familiar images, friends, cakies visions that
elsewhere are not, does not know, does not exist... the air is pure, the
most limpid sea, breath well, is to house! The Peloritani sweetly is
lain down nearly protect the city of the Madonna of the Letter, always
sees the Bell tower of the Dome and that Lion roars because...
Messina is immortal! The Madonnina of the Port bless the ships to
the income: VOS ET IPSAM CIVITATEM BENEDICIMUS, I observe Her affected
and, contemplating Her, me meeting to pray.
about you Madonna I speak,
you that it illuminates that Port of that intense flame
it heats the hardest minds also
that from waters of the Port
rise and protect and guides the sailors and
of the Shepherds and Lazzaro's Resurrection
arranged to amphitheater, it smiles clean on the Strait that divides the
Sicily from the extreme part of the continent. The scene that it offers
to us recalls still today, in spite of all the natural adversities, it
makes you of its ancient history and the great civilization that always
have it marked.
Regarding its geographic position, to the
center of the Mediterranean, (the coordinates from the meridian of
Greewich are of 38░ 11 ' of latitude and 15░ 34' of longitude) that
Messina must to the civilization millenarian and its fortunes, today are
one natural port of call of extreme importance for the communications
between the continent and the rest of the island.
The Dome and Fountain of
Temple of Christ King
Annibale Maria Di Francia
monument rises in the place where anciently it was the Fortress of
construction neobarocca of Milani architect, dedicated to the Fallen,
was inaugurated in 1937.
the octagonal tower of 1100, to side of the church, the bell of the
Fallen is placed that is between the largest of Italy
(weight catches up
the 13 tons).
Christ King the panorama of the City and the Strait admires.
Strait of Messina
ribalta for the various relative plans you to the construction of a
Bridge (they want to once again destroy my city) between the two sides,
would be longest of the world (approximately 3 Km). The Strait was
already famous in the omerico period. The difficulty of navigation for
dying of violent, unexpected and contrasting twenty, for flowing to its
inside of marine currents, true and own rivers that cross it to the
speed of 9 km. hour, making some to ribollire waters and provoking
dangerous vortices, the particularitity of the fauna, the exceptionality
of phenomena which the mirage of
, the fascination of the landscape that surround it, determined rising of a rich mythology in which the aforesaid phenomena
had legendary transfiguration
Why to deface this beauty of the nature?
the two coasts, the calabra Scilla monstrous enchantress siren, and Cariddi, Greek nymph transformed in the frightening fatal vortex and
gorgo of Pel˛ro Head. Of six hours in six hours the Strait is covered
alternatively from one current produced from the tendency to the
levelling of the Tyrrhenian sea with the Jonio.
Strait without Bridge is beautifulst!
to disfigure this wonder of the nature?
Lakes of Ganzirri
landscape will be altered, if not destroyed, from the construction of a
not servants to the sicialian and their economy, still less to the
because Messina and its landscape goes well
therefore, as the
nature has created them,
all the rest is alone political propaganda or,
worse, megalomania than someone... thanks, not!