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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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Bergamot Museum

The Museum of Bergamoto in Reggio Calabria takes you on an exciting journey through history, culture, and the traditions linked to the world’s most prized citrus and its countless uses.

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Piccolo Museo San Paolo


The Piccolo Museo San Paolo is located in the upper area of Reggio Calabria. It was founded in the 1970s by Francesco Gangemi, a parish priest at San Paolo della Rotonda. He was a cultured priest and a fine collector of works of art. He was a great connoisseur of ancient Greek and Latin, who tenacio [...]

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Pietrosa, the home of Repaci and a magical place


Leonida Repaci, one of the most famous and well-known Calabrian writers, took refuge in Pietrosa, when he and his wife Albertina returned to Palmi, his hometown: the beloved villa from which you can admire the Aeolian Islands and Stromboli from its windows. Repaci wanted to donate the home to the Mu [...]

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The Accademia di Belle Arti Reggio Calabria


The Accademia di Belle Arti di Reggio Calabria, the first in order of Calabria’s institutions and the third in Southern Italy after those of Naples and Palermo, started its training activities in 1967.

It extends over three floors with a total surface area of 5,000 square metres and consists of c [...]

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The Archaeological Museum of Palazzo Nieddu del Rio


The municipal property building, built in the second half of the 19th century, is on two levels: it houses the “Museo del Territorio” on the ground floor and the first floor, set up by the museum complex of Calabria to ideally complete the historical-archaeological itinerary of the Locri Epizefiri c [...]

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Antiquarium Leucopetra, traces of a distant past

The Antiquarium Leucopetra, located inside the renovated Guardia di Finanza building in Lazzaro, houses all the archaeological artefacts found in the area of the Municipality of Motta San Giovanni.

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