The Erasmus Students Network, an association of former Erasmus students, can help you to find the right private accommodation in Messina. ESN provides regularly updated lists of private flats and houses (http://www.esn-messina.it/accomodation) and helps students in their search: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Moreover, ESN provides pick-up service at Messina railway/bus station at your arrival. You are strongly recommended to contact ESN before your arrival in Messina. More info on the ESN Messina are available at the website: http://www.esn-messina.it email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.