Reggio di Calabria Travel Guide

  • Reggio di Calabria
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Reggio di Calabria
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Reggio di Calabria
    by jorgejuansanchez

Reggio di Calabria Things to Do

  • Museo ARcheologico Nazionale

    The museum does not have only bronzes, but is full of finds that they testify the largeness of Reggio and the other calabrians centers of the Megale Hellas (Magna Greece). There are other beautifull finds, like the Head of Philosopher, considered the most ancient Greek faces known and found in the sea not far from the city.

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  • Bronzi di Riace: 2 perfect greek statues

    These two magnificent sculptures were found in the Ionian sea, 300 meters from the coasts of Riace in Reggio Calabria provincia, in 1972. This event was exepcionel cause there wasen't other greeek statues until this moment. They were transported to Florence where they were restored from the Factory of Hard Stones was cured, one of more specializes...

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  • Pizzo

    This pretty and picturesque town with medieval origin attracts with buildings and narrow lanes sloping down towards the sea. It is a popular seaside resort with wonderful cliffs.There is a grot north of Pizzo, named "Piedigrotta" near this town. It is not allowed to use flash light in there but without it does not make sense to photograph. You can...

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  • Capo Vaticano

    As I already said in the tips before, Capo Vaticano has great landscape with beautiful cliffs and sandy beaches. Capo Vaticano is the peninsula in the north of Calabria, including towns like Tropea and Perghelia. This photo was taken from a cliff near Parghelia towards Tropea.

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  • Parghelia

    Parghelia was destroyed by two earthquakes, one in 1783 and one in 1908. Its present image has been completed in 1926. Its beach is characterized by a cliff in the middle which is named Pizzuta. It is characterized by its majestic shape.

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  • Vibo Valentia

    The Baroque Cathedral of Saint Leoluca reminds on the patron saint of the town, St. Leoluca. It is located on a hill, about one and a half kilometer away from the castle. When we were here they had a wedding inside and we couldn't go in.

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  • Vibo Valentia

    The Norman castle of Vibo Valentia was built in 1070 by Roger the Norman. It houses today an onteresting museum of archaeology. It showes finds from the 7th century BC to the 2nd century BC, originating from the excavations in Vibo Valentia and its surrounding area. I was here in 1999 and had to pay 4000 Lire (2.00 €). It worth the money!!Opening...

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  • Nicotera di Mare

    Nicotera di Mare is a popular seaside resort on the foot of Nicotera. It has modern residential and weekend buildings. The town was build along the fine-grained sandy beach.

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  • Amantea

    Amantea is a popular seaside resort on the northern coast of Calabria. It is of ancient origin because its name derives from the Latin Amantia, but the town probably existed much before Roman times

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Reggio di Calabria Hotels

  • Grande Albergo Miramare

    The hotel is not really 4 stars, the construction is of years 70 and from then little it has been...

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  • Hotel Centrale

    Piazza Margeruca, Reggio di Calabria, 89050, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Altafiumara Hotel

    Santa Trada di Cannitello, Villa San Giovanni, Reggio di Calabria, 89010, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

Reggio di Calabria Restaurants

  • Like home!

    If u have to chose this restaurant for its external aspect, I'm sure u go away. The display windows are dark and seem a periphery bar... but the kitchen is fantastic! The menù don't exist, u eat eaten what there is in the fridge, the cook is best and the flavor are genuine... calabrian housewife kitchen ... and the price is fantastic! Pasta alla...

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  • 'Ristorante'

    Most Calabrian regions are unexplored by tourists and small restaurants ('Ristorante') or bars offer local cuisine only. I highly recommend to eat there even the facade of the building does not look as beautiful as the one of a three-star-restaurant in major towns. Usually excellent fresh fish, very tasty mussels as well as self-made noodles and...

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  • The ``salsiccia``

    The sausage is prepared with meagre pork meat and peaces of fat, everything being rigorously cut accurately, adding hot pouder chilly and seeds of wild fennel.

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Reggio di Calabria Nightlife

  • walking and watching

    everyone seems to dress up and amble along the harbour stretch in gangs of lads/girls or old couples and families. sort of fun to sit on a bench and watch everyone. get a gelato form the near bar (dont think about sitting in a bar and having a few, its not the dun thing!)sort of reminds me of america in the fifties round here, when teenagers had...

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  • No real nightlife activity

    Every late evening there was a show on a stage in the club area. The town itself does not offer discos, cinemas or even good pubs.

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  • Reggio di Calabria Hotels

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Reggio di Calabria Transportation

  • getting to sicily

    If you get on the slow boat from the far rough end of the harbour it costs 1 euro 50 cents for the hourly service to messina, it takes about 20 mins.For Palermo you need to leave from another place on the train line.

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  • Getting there

    The best way to get there is by car. No airports in this region.Railway stations are most of time far away from town. Once we had to walk 15 km from town centre to the station. However, tickets are quite cheap.I highly recommend to get around by car or even bicycle (warning: mountainous region!).

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Reggio di Calabria Local Customs

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    by Leipzig Updated Jun 26, 2003

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    In Calabria people are very friendly but most of them don't know any foreign language. So you should speak at least a few important Italian words.

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Reggio di Calabria Warnings and Dangers

  • preditory men

    I like to think am a tough chick, always travel alone, but i was seriously stalked in reggio, like he was the dog and i was the bone. I wouldnt advise wandering in lonely dark spots in the early hours alone.

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  • Dangerous streets

    South of Napels only major roads are in good condition. Smaller roads are full of potholes and sometimes they suddenly end in a field. Or, like in this case, huge rocks block the road.

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  • WATCH OUT FOR THE CACTI!Just...

    WATCH OUT FOR THE CACTI!Just kidding - I still haven't figured out how to post an unlimited amount of pictures. This picture is one of many taken on my balcony. I've taken tons of pictures of all my Mum's plants aside from a billion of the view of Sicily from our terrace.Joking a side, if you drive a car in Reggio or nearby towns be aware that...

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Reggio di Calabria What to Pack

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    by Leipzig Updated Jun 26, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: Rainy season is from September to May, it hardly rains summers

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 16 – 22°C ( 60 - 72°F ); min: 9 - 16°C ( 49 - 60°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 27 – 30°C ( 80 - 86°F ); min: 20 - 23°C ( 68 - 73°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 18 – 27°C ( 64 - 80°F); min: 12 - 20°C ( 52 – 68°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 14 – 15°C ( 57 - 59°F); min: 8 - 9°C ( 47 - 49°F )

    Watertemperature: in winter around 14°C ( 57°F ), in summer around 27°C ( 80°F) in average.

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Reggio di Calabria Off The Beaten Path

  • Pentatillo

    Pentatillo is a ruin town near Reggio di Calabria. It must be really off the beaten path because I haven't found neither a webpage nor a book about this place. This town is erected between 5 mounts (penta = 5) which look like five fingers. There is no real road to this town, just a small stony path. Up there you find a lot of dilapidate houses. We...

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  • Scilla! Idyllic fishing town...

    Scilla! Idyllic fishing town with good seaside restaurants pizzarie etc. Ancient castle stands on a cliff overhead - there's a legend attached... can't remember which one but it's in one of Homer's works, I think. Just to peak your interests ;)

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  • Find out when the local market...

    Find out when the local market day is...most Italian towns have a market day a week. Your mouth starts to water as you meander through the food sections as you can imagine from this tempting picture...Chili peppers (peperoncini) are a staple of southern Italian food. Buon Appetito!

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Reggio di Calabria Sports & Outdoors

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    by Leipzig Written Jun 26, 2003

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    Calabria is a beautiful region which is filled by mountains, sourrounded by 800km of coastal line. The highest peak in the region is Pollino (2267m = 7438 ft) in the Serra Dolcedorme.

    We didn't have good weather all the time so we went to the mountains for hiking and climbing. On the pic you see me on top of a ~900m high mount.

    on top of the world :-)

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Reggio di Calabria Favorites

  • Do not miss Tropea

    The beach is great - like on postcards of the Carribean Sea. This picture was taken from Santa Maria dell' Isola Church. You can see the crystal clear water.

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  • Go to Capo Vaticano (near...

    Go to Capo Vaticano (near Tropea) at sunset on a clear day and admire the view of Stromboli. Especially if you have a thing for vulcanoes... Don't forget to stay until it's completely dark and see if you can see the glow of lava... Proposing at the top of Capo Vaticano with a splendid view of Stromboli at sunset. That really set of some...

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  • MariaF311's General Tip

    We have relatives in Reggio and my family and I have been there on and off for the past 30 years and have stayed for entire summers. It's not Florence, Milan or Rome---but it's not a Ghost town--it is just not touristy. This town is not used to tourists. In a sense, to go down there would be to go off the beaten path. Being that tourists rarely...

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