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MEET TOURISM STRETTO DI MESSINA. Fam Trip Messina-Reggio Calabria 23-29 June 2024

By Thursday, 23 May 2024 12:46

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Want to join an ItaliAbsolutely fam trip to Messina and Reggio Calabria?


We are offering travel specialists an exclusive opportunity to unlock the magic of Messina, Sicily’s City of the Strait and Reggio Calabria, which is home to the magnificent Riace bronze statues.  From 23 to 29 (da confermare) June, the Municipalities of Messina and Reggio Calabria, together with ItaliAbsolutely, will host Meet Turismo Stretto di Messina. This exclusive 6-day fam trip with two workshops is a unique occasion for discerning travel professionals to discover two of southern Italy’s most appealing cities.

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THE PROGRAMME

23 JUNE Day 1 - Messina

-  Arrival of participants at Reggio Calabria Airport and/or Catania Airport

- Check in at hotel, free time

- Welcome drink and presentation of guests

- Opening conference to introduce the buyers to the magic of the places they will be visiting. Taking part: the mayor of Messina Federico Basine, Sicily’s regional tourism councillor Elvira Amata, Messina’s municipal tourism and cultural councillor Vincenzo Caruso, Messina’s municipal productive activities councillor Massimo Finocchiaro; Speakers: Alberto D’Alessandro, Sabrina Busato and Pietrangelo Pettenò

- Dinner and overnight


24 JUNE Day 2 - Messina

- Breakfast followed by a unique experience on a local feluca fishing boat to discover how swordfish are caught, followed by a visit to the fishing village of Ganzirri

- Lunch at the Lido Club Le Dune or similar

- After lunch the participants can swim in the Strait – weather permitting – before enjoying another experience together with the Ganzirri Lakes operators to see how clams and mussels are farmed, followed by a walk in the old town.  

- Return to the hotel

- Dinner followed by a visit to the cathedral, the treasury and the belltower

- Overnight


25 JUNE Day 3 - Messina

- Breakfast followed by a visit to the MuMe regional museum to admire works by  Antonello da Messina and Caravaggio

- Visit to the Puntal Ferraro Fort. The buyers can try out an offroad vehicle on former military roads and, those who feel fit enough, can take an e-bike on the Peloritani mountain track.    

- Before lunch there will be a visit to the Casa di Cura Don Mincio Restaurant to try their famous Il Pane alla Disgraziata sandwich with crusty bread, pickles and local cheese -  considered the world’s first fast-food  -  and then on to admire the view of the Strait from the Sanctuary of the Two Seas – Dinnammare

 - After lunch visit to the Museum of Ancient Crafts in the village of Gesso 

- Back to the hotel and departure for dinner around 19.45

- After dinner visit to the Shrine of Christ the King

- Return to the hotel and overnight

 


26 JUNE Day 4 - Messina

- Breakfast and departure for a visit to the Messina Brewery where the master brewers will recount the story of the famous local beer

- Departure for Fort Cavalli, one of the most beautiful lookout points on the Strait, followed by a guided tour of the military museum   

- Lunch and return to the hotel; free time

- Departure at 18:00 for the Palacultura for the plenary closing session of the event preceded by B2B meetings between the buyers and local operators   

- Dinner and overnight


27 JUNE Day 5 - Reggio Calabria

- Breakfast

- 08.00 pick up at the hotel and transfer to Reggio Calabria;

- Arrival at the Museum of Reggio Calabria, welcome coffee and a visit to the Riace bronze statues  

- 12.00 A stroll in via Marina, and a quick cocktail and ice cream in Cesare. Piazza Italia, F. Cilea Theatre, Art Gallery, Palace of Culture, Greek and Roman Walls, Aragon Castle

- 18.00 Return to the hotel

- 19.30 Sunset cocktail on Reggia Calabria’s promenade  

- 20.30 Fish dinner with music and videos about Reggio Calabria

- 23.00 Return to hotel and overnight



28 JUNE Day 6 - Reggio Calabria

- Breakfast and transfer to the Locride area

- Arrive in Gerace and visit

- 11.00 Transfer to Bova and visit

- 13.00 Typical lunch with local products in Bova’s square  

- After lunch departure for Pentidattilo with visit; visit to Palmi

- Sunset visit of Scilla with dinner in Chianalea

- Return to the hotel and overnight  


29 JUNE Day 7 - Reggio Calabria

- Breakfast

- 09.00 Workshop in the Hotel Altafiumara Costa Viola starting with a round table to present the companies attending, followed by the B2B appointments  

- 09.30-12.30 B2B appointments followed by a light lunch with local products  

- 14.00 End of the event and transfer to the Airport

*The programme may be subject to changes
*The event is sold out. Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to participate in our upcoming fam trips in Italy.

 



ItaliAbsolutely’s fam trips, a new and surefire way to unlock the magic of Italy like never before.


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Tel: +39 06.89.01.75.77

 

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