Postcards from Sicily: Welcome to Messina

Since a picture is worth a thousand words I thought I’d share some random picture from my holidays, when I get a moment.

Here is the warm welcome Messina gives to it visitors arriving on the ferry, an open armed statue of the Virgin Mary greeting and blessing every visitor as they pass into the port.

The Madonna statue at the port of Messina, Sicily.
© Rochelle Del Borrello 2013

The large white letters are the final words the Madonna wrote in a letter she sent to the people of Messina after a group of Messinese went to visit her. The latin simply translates: ‘We bless you and your city.’

Many blessing to all for now!