What to see in Reggio Calabria, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including the Duomo, the Aragonese Castle and the National Museum of Magna Grecia.
Located at the foot of the Aspromonte, on the tip of the Italian "boot" and in an enviable position in the center of the Mediterranean, Reggio Calabria is a suggestive observation point for the Sicilian coasts, the Etna volcano and the Aeolian Islands.
Despite the fact that over the centuries the city has been affected by multiple destructive events, various noteworthy monuments and ancient remains have been preserved that can provide credible testimony about its ancient origins and its rich history.
Moving in the historical center, it is possible to notice the presence of interesting buildings in Art Nouveau and neo-Gothic style, largely due to the reconstructions completed during the 1900s.
The Cathedral of Reggio Calabria, which represents the largest place of worship in size in the region, houses the beautiful Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, an excellent example of Baroque style typical of Calabria.
The construction of the Aragonese Castle, dates back to before 549, in 1459, at the behest of Ferdinand of Aragon, two crenellated cylindrical towers were added to the ancient building.
On the promenade you can see the remains of one of the eight plants that made up the spa during the Roman period.
The National Museum of Magna Grecia boasts the presence of the famous Riace Bronzes, dating back to the mid-fifth century BC.
Furthermore Reggio Calabria, thanks to the beautiful promenade, the historic center and the territory in which it is inserted, has become a popular tourist destination, thanks also to the possibility of reaching the Aeolian Islands using the convenient ferry service.