Messina is a province in the autonomous island region of Sicily in Italy. Its capital is the city of Messina. As of 2001, it has a total population of 662,450 (13% of the total population of Sicily). Much of the population is concentrated in the coastal area.
The territory is largely mountainous, with the exception of alluvional plain at the mouths of the various rivers. The largest plain is that in the area between Milazzo and Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto.
The main mountain ridges are the Peloritani (up to 1300 m) and the Nebrodi (up to 1,900 m) mountains, which are included in a Regional Natural Reserve.
Rivers of the province include the Alcantara and the Pollina, which forms the border with the province of Palermo at the west.
Giardini Naxos, a popular resort.
Messina is home to a locally important international fair, Fiera Campionaria Internazionale di Messina.