The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, or Duomo di Reggio, is a magnificent church located in Piazza del Duomo, in Reggio Calabria. SHORT HISTORY The history of the Cathedral of Reggio Calabria is marked by numerous destructions due to wars, fires and earthquakes, and subsequent reconstructions, up to the present church, built after the earthquake of December 28, 1908. The origins of the Cathedral of Reggio can be traced back to the beginning of the second millennium of our era when, after the Norman invasion of southern Italy, Reggio underwent a process of Latinization and progressive abandonment of the Greek-Byzantine cult. In 1061, the Normans of Robert Guiscard arrived in the city, and Guiscard ordered the construction of a new cathedral. In the 14th century, Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, son of Ferdinand of Aragon, built the chapel dedicated to Santa Maria del Popolo, and the Archbishop Guglielmo Logoteta built the chapel of Saint Stephen. In the 15th century, the Archbishop De Ricci built a bell tower adorned with statues. In the 16th century, the Cathedral was destroyed twice by the Turks, in 1574 and in 1594, both times by fire. In 1599, the church was restored by Monsignor D’Afflitto Read more [...]
Pizza Roma is an interesting pizzeria located in the historical center of Reggio Calabria, just a few meters from the splendid Lungomare Falcomatà. The two entrepreneurs, Nino and his wife, Francesca, are making an excellent pizza with high quality ingredients, balancing carbohydrates and proteins, using strictly fresh vegetables, meats and fish, presented through recipes designed for everyone. Nino and Francesca personally take care of the doughs, made with the best raw materials available on the market. This is why pizza from Pizza Roma is considered so special and continues to win the hearts of local people and tourists too. Pizza Roma offers competitive prices suitable for all budgets, maximum attention to customer needs, a rapid service and a constant search for quality. HOW TO GET THERE Pizza Roma is close to the northern end of Lungomare Falcomatà, about 1.7 kilometers away from the Reggio Calabria Stazione Centrale, the main train station of the city. If you need precise directions, use the map below.
Trattoria del Pesce Fresco is a restaurant located in the heart of Reggio Calabria, ready to welcome lovers of excellent Calabrian cuisine and the many visitors to the city. Trattoria del Pesce Fresco is pleased to welcome you with the best fish specialties. A wide variety of starters, main courses and side dishes will be available according to the daily catch. Based on the daily catch and the imagination of the Chef, the Trattoria del Pesce Fresco offers a wide selection of appetizers. Among the most popular specialties, we can find swordfish cake, octopus salad, sweet and sour onion soup, sea snail and many others. HOW TO GET THERE Trattoria del Pesce Fresco is about 450 meters away from the Reggio Calabria Stazione Centrale, the main train station of the city. For the right directions, use the map below.
Pizzeria Lievito is a nice pizzeria located in the historical center of Reggio Calabria, at equal distance (about 400 meters) from the Aragonese Castle and the Lungomare Falcomatà. Lievito stands out from every other pizzeria because in their menu there are only quality craft beers. Here, you’ll find hundreds of beer labels, both bottled and on tap. The staff of Lievito will advise you in choosing the best beer to combine with their dishes. Pizzeria Lievito is a local that escapes from the usual patterns of classic pizzerias and breweries, a concept of catering with a precise identity, which combines innovation with tradition. HOW TO GET THERE Pizzeria Lievito is about 1.4 kilometers from the Reggio Calabria Stazione Centrale, or about 15 minutes on foot. If you need precise directions, use the map below.
Town House Cavour is a bed and breakfast located in the historical center of Reggio Calabria, adjacent to the Piazza del Duomo, near the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Town House Cavour is a prestigious 150 square meters apartment, located in the heart of the city, near the seafront Lungomare Falcomatà. Recently restored, this residence has been transformed into a charming bed and breakfast, where, in the atmosphere of a private home, all the modern comforts are offered. Charm, elegance, careful attention to detail and refinement distinguish the decor of each of the 4 bedrooms, all with large private bathrooms. HOW TO GET THERE Town House Cavour is about 750 meters away from the Reggio Calabria Stazione Centrale, and if you need directions, use the map below.
Casa Blanca is another splendid bed & breakfast located in a completely renovated historic building, in the historical center of Reggio Calabria, a few steps from the Duomo, the National Museum and the enchanting Lungomare Falcomatà. The property offers free Wi-Fi and TV in all the rooms, a restaurant on the ground floor, transfer service to and from the airport, parking, 24-hour refreshment area with snacks, coffee, tea and pastry. The breakfast is made from fresh products from the local bakeries, and is customizable according to your preferences. Served daily, it can be consumed in the breakfast room or in the most complete privacy of your room, equipped with comfortable table and chairs. HOW TO GET THERE B&B Casa Blanca is located about 800 meters away from the main train station of the city, Reggio Calabria Stazione Centrale. If you need precise directions, use the map below.
Kalavria B&B is an elegant bed and breakfast located in the heart of Reggio Calabria, just a few meters from the Aragonese Castle. Located in an independent building, the structure has been completely renovated in a sober and modern style, and the B&B consists of 4 double rooms with private bathroom. Guests have at their disposal a 32″ LCD Smart TV, wifi connection, bathroom set, hairdryer, large wardrobes, the house keys for the maximum freedom and the opportunity to enjoy an intimate and peaceful terrace. HOW TO GET THERE The central location of the B&B allows you to reach the other attractions of the city in a few minutes, such as the Archaeological Museum of Magna Graecia, the Falcomatà seafront and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Kalavria B&B is about 1 kilometer away from the Reggio Calabria Stazione Centrale, and if you need precise directions, use the map below.
Lungomare Falcomatà, built along the seafront of Reggio Calabria, is the most famous street of the city and one of the most famous in Italy. Lungomare is dedicated to the mayor Italo Falcomatà, protagonist and inspirer of the Primavera di Reggio (Spring of Reggio), the rebirth of the city from the 1990s. The waterfront of Reggio is about 1.7 kilometers long, from Piazza Indipendenza to Piazza Garibaldi, consisting of four segments: Falcomatà, Matteotti, Corso Vittorio Emanuele III and Viale Genoese Zerbi. The entire area is generally identified as Via Marina. The seafront of the city is rich in palm trees and varied plant species. The avenue is adorned with buildings dating back to the last reconstruction of the city, after the 1908 earthquake. The street is also enriched by elements that indirectly trace the history of the city, such as numerous commemorative monuments, a monumental fountain and some archaeological sites testifying about the Greek-Roman era. Between the sea and the promenade stands the Arena dello Stretto (Arena of the Strait), a typically Greek-style theater that hosts cultural events especially during the summer months. On the pier of Porto Salvo, in front of the arena, stands the monument of Vittorio Emanuele Read more [...]
The Aragonese Castle is an ancient fortification located in the homonymous Piazza Castello, in Reggio Calabria. Together with the Riace Bronzes, it is considered one of the main historical symbols of the city. SHORT HISTORY Under Emperor Justinian I, during the war between the Goths and the Byzantines, Belisarius entered Reggio to free it from the barbarians and found the city devoid of fortifications, so the general immediately ordered the restoration of the city walls. As a consequence, a castle was built around the 6th century. In 1059, the fortress passed from the Byzantines to the Normans, and in 1266 to Charles I of Anjou. Since the Normans, who established the court there, the castle was modified and enlarged several times. A substantial part of the work took place during the reign of Frederick II of Swabia, when the imperial authority built a state defense system for the Kingdom of Sicily. The Swabian part of the castle, a building with a square plan, with four corner towers, also of square shape, remained standing until after the earthquake of 1908. The castle was restored in 1327, after the repeated wars between the Angevins and the Aragonese, then fortified in 1381 Read more [...]