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meaning "scythe" because of the shape of its natural harbour (though a legend attributes the name to King Zanclus).
A comune of its Metropolitan City, located at the southern entrance of the Strait of Messina, is to this day called 'Scaletta Zanclea'.
Hiero II, tyrant of Syracuse, defeated the Mamertines near Mylae on the Longanus River and besieged Messina.
Carthage assisted the Mamertines because of a long-standing conflict with Syracuse over dominance in Sicily.
This line is 7.7 kilometres (4.8 mi) and links the city's central railway station with the city centre and harbour.
In 1847 it was one of the first cities in Italy where Risorgimento riots broke out.The city was almost entirely destroyed by an earthquake and associated tsunami on the morning of 28 December 1908, killing about 100,000 people and destroying most of the ancient architecture.The city was largely rebuilt in the following year.The city has the University of Messina, founded in 1548 by Ignatius of Loyola.Messina has a light rail system, Tranvia di Messina, opened on 3 April 2003.