Museums and Installations
The Historic, Artistic and Cultural Heritage of Reggio
The truth wealth of Reggio Calabria lies is in its artistic and cultural heritage formed over 1000 years of history. Archaeological artefacts, works of art of every kind, religious culture and traditions all contribute to an immense heritage among the most prestigious in Europe. These treasures are housed in the various museums of the region and constitute a memory to be protected and promoted as a means of communicating and understanding the identity of this corner of 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 [...]
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 [...]
The history of the Museum of Reggio Calabria was born of the disastrous earthquake of 1908 that struck the cities of Reggio and Messina. From the rubble of a still devastated city came important finds of its Greek-Roman history. The earthquake severely damaged the Museum, but it was reopened in 1882 [...]
Inaugurated in the summer of 2019, The Ceramics Museum of Calabria is located in the village of Seminara and is a candidate as the launching pad for the cultural revival of the small centre of Piana di Gioia Tauro.
The Museum, strongly desired by the Municipality of Seminara, aims to recover the [...]
The Civic Art Gallery houses a unique collection of artwork, mostly paintings, owned by the Municipality of Reggio Calabria. The older works (I group: 15th -19th century) originate from the collections of the former Civic Museum, founded in 1882 and closed in 1948. The more modern works (II group – [...]
The Diocesan Museum of Reggio Calabria contains important historical and religious works and is located on the ground floor of the late 18th century wing of the Archbishop’s Palace, which was built on the ruins of an existing building next to the Cathedral at the end of the 16th century.