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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
The hotel is not really 4 stars, the construction is of years 70 and from then little it has been...more
Piazza Margeruca, Reggio di Calabria, 89050, Italy
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Via Florio 10, Reggio di Calabria, 89123, Italy
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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...more
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...more
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...more
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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!).more
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.
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...more
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.
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...more
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!more
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.
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...more
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...more