Experience the culture of Reggio
Experiencing first-hand the cultural experiences available in Reggio is a truly unique way of to enjoy this land.
Try visiting Seminara, otherwise known as a pottery town, which is the home of an ancient tradition famous throughout the world: here, you will have a concrete taste of culture from this part of Italy.
A Visit to “Ceramics City” – Seminara
Seminara ceramics are famous all over the world and date back many centuries, thought we do not know when making decorative and artistic ceramics became the main livelihood of this Calabrian town. We know for certain that in 1746 there were at least 23 pottery shops. In 1777, the English traveller H [...]
Saint Arsenio da Armo
Arsenio da Armo was a Basilian monk who later became a saint. He lived during the 9th century and was revered both by the Catholic and the Orthodox churches.
Most of the saint’s biographical information comes to us thanks to the testimony written by his discipline and comrade Saint Elia lo Speleo [...]
Saint Elia “the Speleota”
According to “Vita”, the main source for his biography penned by anonymous monk that was collected in a single manuscript in 1308, written in the monastery of S. Salvatore in the language of Phari in Messina, Elia was born in Reggio to a wealthy family between 860 and 865. As a child, he lost his ha [...]
The Reggio Dialect. The language of the Strait.
Difficult to place in the Italian linguistic panorama, the Reggio dialect, called “Riggitanu”, blends elements of various forms into the language that is traditionally spoken.
In fact, the Reggio area was established over the centuries through the fusion of various spoken languages in the so-call [...]
The strength of the Bagnara women: the history and legend of the Bagnarote
Over the centuries, this typical female character of the town of Bagnara has been praised by writers, poets, and journalists who have worshipped this figure with stunning pages of tales and admiration.
After the 1783 earthquake, the small community of Bagnara Calabra was destroyed like many small [...]