What to do and see in Reggio Calabria, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

December 24, 2017 Hector Krause

Perhaps you're in town simply to catch a ferry to Sicily. If you can, though, try to take a later boat so you can explore Reggio di Calabria. The Lungomare road is a spectacular seaside walk. And the Bronzi di Riace, ancient Greek bronze statues discovered in the early 1970s, are worth seeking out at the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia.
Restaurants in Reggio Calabria

1. Lungo Mare Falcomata

89125, Reggio Calabria, Italy +39 0965 362 2269
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Lungo Mare Falcomata

Reviewed By cluong4 - Milan, Italy

Gorgeous long waterfront Promenade. Right at the water's edge are severamente beach bars great first aperitivo (happy hour drinks) or lounge on the beach after taking a dip in sea at one of the private beach lounges. Was there during the day but could see it as a very romantic sunset walk.

2. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria

Via Giuseppe de Nava 26, 89123, Reggio Calabria, Italy +39 0965 898272
Excellent
72%
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria

Reviewed By Bardangas - Athens

The Magna Grecia denotation is among other things an exceptional appellation in the sense that transcends national boundaries and nationalism as such. Italy with this museum and the Egyptioan in Torino is a world leader in sensitive unassuming serious presentations. The richness, texture, materials, geography are impressive and didactic. The museum is not crammed or grandstanding in any of its constituents. The building is solid and not meuseumesque. The personal, notation, framing are pleasant and do nt intervene or meddle.
The Riace duet is something worth coming to Italy for and you shall read the story and reflect on form, technique, beauty, history of and kinetic geometry.

3. Arena dello Stretto

Lungomare Italo Falcomata 1, 89127, Reggio Calabria, Italy
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4.5 based on 149 reviews

Arena dello Stretto

Reviewed By B1714D - Belgrade, Serbia

This ancient Greek theater replica is in the central part of Reggio's Lungo Mare, seaside Promenade. It's certainly one of the highlights and Reggio's landmarks.
The bronze statue of goddess Athena protects the people of Reggio, and is a perfect photo spot with Sicily in the background.

4. Da Cesare Gelateria

Piazza Indipendenza, Reggio Calabria, Italy
Excellent
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4.5 based on 347 reviews

Da Cesare Gelateria

Reviewed By Diogo P - London, United Kingdom

Definitely the best Ice Cream of Reggio Calabria. Soft, tasty, with numerous cool flavours, this became my favourite spot in the city. This place stand out from the other Gelateries based on pure quality. The best combination, in my opinion, is the "Spagnola" (cherry and cream based) and "Cesarella" (nutella based). Fantastic.

5. Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta

Piazza Duomo, Reggio Calabria, Italy +39 0965 28685
Excellent
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4 based on 248 reviews

Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta

Reviewed By ELear - Ancona, Italy

I found the inscription - ΠΕΡΙΕΛΘΟΝΤΕΣ ΚΑΤΗΝΤΗΣΑΜΕΝ ΕΙΣ ΡΗΓΙΟΝ - above the portico strangely moving. It is from Acts, and records in plain, simple language (probably the words of St Luke) the arrival, one day two thousand years ago, of the ship carrying St Paul to Rome.
(Another person from ancient times associated with Reggio was Ibycus, once reckoned among the very greatest of Greek poets, who was born here, but when I asked nobody had heard of him.)

6. Rabarama Sculptures

Falcomata waterfront, 89100, Reggio Calabria, Italy
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4 based on 367 reviews

Rabarama Sculptures

Reviewed By Neoborg - Island harbour beach

I wish we had similar outdoor art in Toronto. The artist is phenomenally talented. The scale, the designs, their presence along the Promenade elevate the scene in Reggio. I enjoyed them, posing with the, and ring inspired by their design. Fantastico!

7. Pinacoteca Civica Di Reggio Calabria

Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi 6 | Teatro Comunale F. Cilea, 89125, Reggio Calabria, Italy +39 0965 324822
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4.5 based on 79 reviews

Pinacoteca Civica Di Reggio Calabria

Reviewed By Lauraboora

We found out about this place because of the people in the Riace museum. We were the only two people walking around. You go through thesis front door into an acquaintance room, the you'll see a spiral glass staircase to get to the second floor. It was a pleasant surprise, free, and interesting to see more artists from the region.

8. Corso Garibaldi

Reggio Calabria, Italy +39 0965 898272
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4 based on 142 reviews

Corso Garibaldi

Reviewed By Mariliava - Araraquara, SP

You can find everything you need in this street. International brands and local products. Food, clothing, pharmacies....

9. Castello Aragonese

89010, Reggio Calabria, Italy
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4 based on 252 reviews

Castello Aragonese

Reviewed By sarah i - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This tour is not suitable for women, visiting on their own. One of the old tour guides is very unprofessional in his behavior and can't keep his hands to himself. Although the tour is free, you get a very unpleasant experience in return.

10. Chiesa degli Ottimati

Piazza Castello, Reggio Calabria, Italy +39 0965 28768
Excellent
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4 based on 64 reviews

Chiesa degli Ottimati

Reviewed By Mariliava - Araraquara, SP

The Chiesa degli Ottimati is very small and simple. They preserve a beautiful picture in the front altar. Inside, in a room on the left there are posters telling the history of this church.

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