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The sea and mountains within walking distance

When a mountain massif plunges precipitously into the Mediterranean, a blessed land with very different microclimates is born, guaranteeing very different outdoor activities within a few kilometres of each other: from alpine skiing to the beach, kitesurfing to trekking, snowboarding to windsurfing, and cultural excursions to devotional journeys.

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Lungomare Falcomatà
The sea

Lungomare Falcomatà

Magical, romantic, and overlooking a unique location across the Mediterranean, the waterfront in Reggio Calabria is the natural extension of the city’s historical centre and is an essential stop for the people of Reggio and all of those who love the sea’s charm. Defined as the most beautiful kilomet [...]

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Punta Pellaro
The sea

Punta Pellaro: between wind and sea

The unique combination of winds, geographical position, and sea conditions has made Punta Pellaro one of the most popular stops for Kitesurfers for over thirty years. It features 300 days of optimal conditions for wind sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing. [...]

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Panoramic view from Gambarie
The mountain

Ski while overlooking the sea

Gambarie is a mountain resort located in the heart of the Aspromonte National Park, 35 km from Reggio Calabria. This small mountain town is located at 1,350 metres above sea level and is surrounded by peaks of over 2000 metres. In the winter months, the mountain peaks are covered with snow; the ski [...]

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The Garibaldi footpath
The mountain

The Garibaldi footpath

On August 29th, 1862, in Aspromonte, Garibaldi’s redshirts clashed with the royal army sent to stop Garibaldi’s attempt to march from Calabria to Rome to drive out Pope Pius IX. During the battle, Garibaldi’s left leg and right foot were shot. Injured, he was placed under a tree while the Bersaglier [...]

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Villa Comunale Umberto I
The hills and parks

Two steps in the Villa

The Villa comunale of Reggio Calabria is one of the green spaces that you can encounter in the city. It is rich not only in plants, but also in monuments. It extends for about one hectare in the historic centre between the Duomo and Corso Garibaldi, where its main entrance can be found. [...]

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Mountain and metropolitan trekking
Sport

Mountain and metropolitan trekking

A holiday in Reggio Calabria is not only synonymous with the sea, but also with wonderful walks in nature’s midst. There are numerous non-profit associations and national organizations, such as CAI (Italian Alpine Club), which organizes excursions through the region of Reggio. [...]

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