Reggio Calabria Itinerary
Reggio Calabria Tour
Museo Archeologico di Reggio Calabria
La Basilica di Reggio Calabria
Il piccolo Museo San Paolo
Palcoscenico sullo Stretto di Messina
Le Terme Romane
Mercato di Piazza del Popolo
Chiesa degli Ottimati
Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria
The Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria MArRC hosts the famous Riace Bronzes in addition to numerous other archaeological evidences and numismatic collections. The Museum, recently renovated, is rich in history and charm.
The Cathedral of Reggio Calabria
The Cathedral of Assumption in Heaven of Virgin Mary, rises in the central Piazza Duomo. Rebuilt after the earthquake of 1908 that destroyed the city, it is the biggest Church of Calabria.
Virgin Mary of Consolation festival
This ritual is own of the city of Reggio Calabria. To Virgin Mary of Consolation is linked the festival that takes place every year on the second Saturday of September, when the Holy Effigy is brought in procession on the shoulders of a group of faithful bearers from the Church of Eremo to the Cathedral, and there is venerated until the last Sunday of November, when it is brought again to Eremo.
The Aragonese Castle
The Aragonese Castle of Reggio Calabria, from ancient origins, represents one of the symbols of the city and also one of the most famous buildings to those who want to visit it.
An entire kilometre for a lovely walk between shops, places where to eat and churches. This is the main street of the city.
The town Theatre, dedicated to the famous musician of Reggio Calabria, Francesco Cilea, was built after the earthquake of 1908 and nowadays hosts several events and concerts.
Little St. Paul Museum
Set in the ex orphanage, the little St. Paul Museum keeps a fair number of works of art, among which paintings, sculptures, ivories and liturgical objects. Remarkable importance has the room entirely dedicated to Icons of different origins.
Stage on the Strait of Messina – “The most beautiful kilometre of Italy”
Defined as “the most beautiful kilometre of Italy” by the Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, on the seafront Italo Falcomatà, the Amphitheatre of the Strait dedicated to the senator from Reggio Calabria, Ciccio Franco, rises. On the highest part of the seafront, between historical buildings such as Villa Genoese-Zerbi, you will find places where tasting lots of specialities of the territory. In addition, you can admire the three statues of the artist Rabarama.
Arena of the Strait
From there you can admire the scenario of the Strait of Messina. On the background, the statue of Athena erected on a stand in defence of the city of Reggio Calabria.
Roman Thermal Baths
The Roman Thermal Baths were discovered on the seafront of Reggio Calabria during the works done after the catastrophic earthquake of 1908 that destroyed the city and lots of neighbouring centres.
Not far from the Roman Thermal Baths, the small archaeological area with the Greek walls from IV century BC arises, the only trace of the ancient Reghion.
Civic Picture gallery
Hosted in the spaces next to the Theatre “Francesco Cilea”, the Picture gallery keeps works of art proper of the City Hall.
Piazza del Popolo market
In the past the square was the headquarters of Fascist meetings. Nowadays, every morning, it hosts the main market.
Church of Ottimati
Situated behind Piazza Castello, the church, from Byzantine origins, hosts the altarpiece representing The Annunciation.