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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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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 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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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


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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Sport

Mountain bike trials


Following a cycle path in Calabria is exciting because of its close contact with nature: the dedicated bike parks are real points of reference for enthusiasts, and, if instead someone chooses to take a solo route, the multiple applications for satellite navigation on smartphones will provide the rig [...]

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Sport

Sport fishing in the Reggio area


Sport fishing, quite different from professional fishing, is practiced both from the coast and from the boat (both in fresh and salt water) with competitive intentions, following specific regulations and with the subsequent results of the race’s participants.
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