Reggio & Surroundings
We will guide you to the discovery of Reggio Calabria and its Province, of its cultural, artistic, naturalistic treasures and of those gastronomic excellences that come directly from the Calabrian tradition!
We will try to make your stay full of satisfaction and relaxation and to create an unforgettable emotional baggage to take away with you.
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In the city
Also known as the “Archaeological Museum of Magna Grecia”, it is an essential place for anyone coming to visit the city, as a tourist or for work.
It is the container, of the famous “Bronze Statues”, as well as a very rich collection of artifacts ranging from prehistoric to Roman times, . It periodically hosts impromptu exhibitions.
It is the most important fortification in the province of Reggio Calabria and is considered together with the Riace Bronzes, symbol of the city. This castle has a long history, starting from the middle of the 6th century under the Byzantines and then, passing through Normans and Swabians, up to the Aragonese. Then followed alternating periods, decay and restoration, with the risk of being demolished. Since 1897 it has been declared a national monument.
The Diocesan Museum is situated next to the Cathedral Basilica of Maria SS. Assunta.
The peculiarity of the building is that it is a building of historical / architectural value “which alone identifies and characterizes the ecclesiastical museum itself”, enabling users to jointly appreciate the meaning of the architecture and the value of the exhibited works.
Cathedral Basilica Maria Ss. Assunta
The Cathedral Basilica of Reggio Calabria is the mother church of the Archdiocese and is the largest sacred building in Calabria.
It was rebuilt from scratch after the catastrophic earthquake of 1908 in neo-Romanesque style and is enriched by valuable artistic works, both modern and ancient.
Of particular note is the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament.
The Municipal Art Gallery of Reggio Calabria is a museum that houses and exhibits works of art from the Municipality of Reggio Calabria.
The works derive from the collections of the former Civic Museum, founded in 1882 and suppressed in 1948 and by purchases and donations. Among the many emerge: “San Girolamo penitente” and “Three angels visiting Abraham” painted by Antonello da Messina, “The return of the prodigal son” by Mattia Preti and “The battle of Capua” by Andrea Cefaly.
The Municipal Theater of Reggio Calabria is named after the musician from Reggio Calabria Francesco Cilea.
It has a glorious artistic and cultural tradition and welcomes artists of numerous genres of international level.
We recommend taking advantage of any shows that coincide with your stay in Reggio.
Hypogean archaeological area of Piazza Italia
The area is located under Piazza Italia, near the Corso Garibaldi. The excavations, although they cover an area of small dimensions, are of great importance and show 11 different layers of construction: from the oldest, the great Greco-Roman one, up to the XIX century, a period in which the area was destined for public use . You can see the ancient Roman pavement, walls, wells and cisterns of the Byzantine era, rooms of the Norman era probably intended for the working of bronze, buildings from the Angevin period, and the foundation of the base of the statue of Ferdinando di Borbone which dates back to 1823. All Inside the site, coins of great numismatic importance have been found. Among the various theories, still under study, the site could contain the remains of the ancient mint of Reghion, ancient Reggio.
Greek-Roman archaeological area
As evidence of the vastness of the Greek city, today there are some sections of the walls that survived the historical events. There is still a stretch near the waterfront.
The excavations have also brought to light the ruins of one of the eight thermal baths probably present in the first centuries AD, a period in which Regium prospered as a Roman municipium.
The Museum of Bergamot in Reggio Calabria is an exhibition of tools that tell more than three hundred years of culture, history and traditions of citrus fruits.
Via Filippini n ° 50 (housed inside the Covered Market).
Visits by reservation.
For info: 39 3881299099 – 39 3881299098
Out of town
Gambarie (30 km) “Just 25 minutes from our Hotel”
It is certainly the most important ski resort in southern Italy. The plant is in operation throughout the winter season, recently inaugurated 2 new tracks that are added to those already in operation. Throughout the year the Aspromonte becomes an unmissable attraction for all mountain, woodland and uncontaminated nature lovers.
Fortini di Pentimele (7,5 km)
Castello di Santo Niceto (17 km)
Pentedattilo (34 km)
Castello Ruffo di Amendolea (50 km)
Scilla e Chianalea(23 km)
Bagnara (33 km)
Parco Ecolandia (12 km)
Un pò più lontano
Tropea (115 km)
Pizzo Calabro (110 km)
Gerace (118 km)
Stilo (145 km)