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The soul of Reggio in all its forms

Reggio Calabria is a city rich in history. Its foundation dates back to 734 BC by the Greek Chalcidian. Since then, the city has always been resurrected on the same site, even after the disastrous earthquake of 1908 that utterly destroyed it. However, it was following this event that the vestiges of classical Reggio and of its rich history emerged. From there, the foundation of the Magna Grecia Museum soon after contributed to the culture and beauty of the Reggio area. Today, Reggio is a cultural city and not only thanks to its museum, but also the Pinacoteca Civica ("Civic Art Gallery"), the Castello Argonese (“Argonese Castle”), the Teatro Comunale (“Community Theatre”) and the Museo del Bergamotto (“Bergamot Museum”).

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The Riace Bronzes

Heros of eternal beauty

The modern history of the Bronzes begins on August 16th, 1972, when, after an episode that has had implications that have not yet been completely clarified, two bronze statues were found, apparently without any modern findings in the surrounding area, at the site of the Porto Forticchio di Riace Mar [...]

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History of Reggio from its foundation to the Hellenistic Age

History of Reggio from its foundation to the Hellenistic Age

The origin of Reggio Calabria dates back thousands of years: ancient historians tell us that a great-grandson of Noah, Ashkenaz, founded it in 2000 BCE. He later gave his name to the whole region and this ancient heritage lives on in the historical memory of the city, in the street name Via Aschenez [...]

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Forte Umbertino di Pentimele

History seen from above

In the towns of Pentimele, Catona, Arghillà, and Piani Matiniti, on the rised hills behind Reggio, there are extraordinary works of Military engineering, forts from the Umbertine age that were built between 1884 and 1890 at the request of King Umberto I of Savoy. Southern Italy, which had recently b [...]

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The Archaeological Park of Pellaro

Not only the sea and wind

Pellaro is not only the Calabrian capital of kitesurfing; it is also an archaeological site that is of considerable prestige for having restored numerous artefacts from an uninterrupted timeframe that goes from 6th century BC to the late imperial age. [...]

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Terme Romane Reggio Calabria Author Franc rc

Roman Baths

Located at the end of the Falcomatà waterfront and discovered during the reconstruction works following the 1908 earthquake, the Roman Baths are one of the most famous city monuments of Reggio Calabria.

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The archaeological area of the Naniglio

The archaeological area of Naniglio

Built in the late first century BC, the Villa of the “Naniglio” reached its maximum splendour in the third century A.D. The main attraction of the villa is a huge, well preserved water reservoir, comprised of a central nave and two lateral aisles.

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