What to visit and what to do in Reggio Calabria
Interesting places to know when organising your perfect itinerary of Reggio Calabria
What to see in Reggio Calabria
The city of Reggio Calabria, with its historic architecture and its Mediterranean charm, offers many interesting things to visit (historic, architectural and environmental) concentrated in a small city centre that can be visited on foot especially the splendid Falcomatà Promenade. You can stroll along the city centre’s streets, enjoying the odours, the tastes. The hospitality and the spectacular sunsets of this enchanted garden on the sea.
Fuorisquadro, is located in the very centre of Reggio Calabria. It is an ideal B&B if you want to visit the most interesting tourist sites, to be very close to the most famous restaurants, to the city’s clubs and to the elegant main street Corso Garibaldi, full of shops and very near the sea.
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National Museum of Magna Grecia
Palazzo Piacentini has been home to the Riace Bronzes and the Head of a Philosopher since 1954. Dating back to 2,500 years ago, the Riace Warriors continue to fascinate the world and represent the ideal Greek hero, a valiant warrior who serves his country.
€ 8.00 – REDUCED PRICE TICKET: € 5.00
Open daily: 9 am – 8 pm
(variable opening times, please check on the website: www.museoarcheologicoreggiocalabria.it)
Cathedral and Diocesan Museum
The present Cathedral was built on the same site as the old Norman one, completely destroyed by the 1908 Messina and Reggio earthquake.
On the stairs leading to the three bronze portals are the statues of Saint Paul (who performed the miracle of the column in Reggio, in 61 AD), and Saint Stephen from Nicea, first bishop of the city.
The Aragonese Castle dates back to more than 1,500 years ago. Its crenellated towers were built by Ferdinand II of Aragon in 1459, along with the new city walls. After many restorations, the castle was opened to the public in 2015. It hosts many temporary exhibitions and cultural events.
Closed on Mondays
Greek Walls and Roman Termal Baths
The greek walls, in 1913, were part of the complex system of city walls protecting the coastline.
The Imperial-era baths, were found underneath the Bastion of Saint Matthew, a defensive military settlement.
Arena dello Stretto
A modern open air theatre, known as Molo di Porto Salvo before the 1908 earthquake. Today it hosts a monument to Victor Emmanuel III and a bronze statue of Athena Promachos, repositioned on the city seafront in 2001, in order to commemorate the landing of the king of Italy.
Church of Optimates
The only Byzantine-Norman church in the city, converted into a mosque during the Byzantine period. Inside are mosaics of the ancient building and an Annunciation painting dating back to 1597.
- Seaside resorts
- Diving Center*
- Recreational fishing excursions*
- Boat excursions*
- Excursions in Aspromonte and in the Grecianica area*
- Mini-cruises to Etna and the Eolie Isalnds*
A residential villa dating back to 1925, built in a Venetian 14th century style with gothic arches.
Closed at the moment.
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele (aka Piazza Italia)
The present square was the centre of the old Greek polis (Agora’), whose ruins are visible today through several glass floor panels.
Statues of Rabarama
Three large bronze sculptures by the Italian artist Rabarama are positioned on the city seafront since 2008.
Palace of the Province
Palazzo “Corrado Alvaro” is an Umbertine palace designed by Gaetano Spinelli and Camillo Autore in 1920. It is an actual jewel box, full of treasures.
Palazzo San Giorgio
Built in 1921 and designed by architect Ernesto Basile, the building houses the offices of the City Hall.
Theatre “Francesco Cilea”
The history of Reggio’s theatre has its roots in the 1920s. The structure has a great and fascinating tradition, and even Maria Callas performed on its stage. A part of the building houses the Civic Art Gallery.