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”).
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.
Opened on 21 May 2016, the Museo della Lingua Greco-Calabra Gerhard Rohlfs is situated at the entrance to the village of Bova, now acknowledged by the whole world as the chòra” (capital) of the Greek-speaking area. A visit to the museum is a must for those who aim to learn about its history. A large [...]
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 [...]