Messina is situated on the northeast point of Sicily. The rather narrow Straits of Messina separates this triangular-shaped island from the tip of the boot of Italy. You may choose to explore this ancient seaport on your own, or venture south to the hillside town of Taormina. Whatever you select as your option for today, be sure to include some time to sample the delicious food of the region along with some hearty, locally produced wine. As you will quickly learn, the Sicilian people are enthusiastic hosts, justifiably proud of their rich heritage.