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”).
Art lives at MuSaBa
Hidden at the foot of the Aspromonte, the MuSaBa di Mammola is a museum park filled with contemporary art that is developed around the remains of an ancient 10th century monastic complex. Its unprecedented mix of ancient and modern art draws visitors into an immersive and sometimes surreal encounter [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
From all over Europe to the deep South
The expression “Grand Tour” refers to the travel experiences undertaken since the 18th century by many intellectuals and adventurers of the European bourgeoisie before, and American after, who chose Italy and Greece as elective homelands as a means of completing their human and cultural education an [...]