Messina, Strait of
Channel between southern Italy and northeastern Sicily. It is 2 to 10 mi (3 to 16 km) wide. The city of Messina lies on its bank in Sicily, opposite Reggio di Calabria. Ferry service across the strait links Messina with the Italian mainland.
Variants of MESSINA, STRAIT OF
Messina, Strait of ancient Fretum Siculum
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