First Time Tourists Guide in Reggio Calabria, Italy

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Reggio Calabria is famous for the Square De Nava, Parco Ecolandia, Monumento a Biagio Camagna, and Pilone di Torre Faro.

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SIGHTSEEING

Square De Nava is a popular landmark in Reggio Calabria. It's located across the Archeological museum and you can see local's daily life here. You will find the statue of De Nava in the middle and old trees around the square. Also, there are eateries you can stop by in there area. You can go whenever you want because this great square is open 24 hours.

Square De Nava

It is a large square with a statue of De Nava in the middle, very old trees and benches.

Address : Piazza de Nava, 89100 Reggio di Calabria RC, Italy

DOWNTOWN

Parco Ecolandia is an amusement park ride. You can also relax here accompanied with a fantastic view. This park offers a beautiful view of the green areas, mountains, and local houses. Sometimes, there are music festivals held in this park besides its good attractions. Now, it opens only on Sundays.

Parco Ecolandia

A beautiful park that requalifies one of the eight Umbertini forts of the Reggio area and an abandoned area for a long time.

Address : Via Scopelliti, Via Arghillà Sud, 89135 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy

SHOPPING

Prodotti Tipici Calabresi Pizzimenti dal 1950 is a popular place to get souvenirs from Reggio Calabria. There are local crafts, arts, gifts to buy. Also, you can go to PietraKappa. This souvenir shop also sells typical Reggio Calabria products you can bring home. There is a huge selection of Reggio Calabrian souvenirs here.

Prodotti Tipici Calabresi Pizzimenti dal 1950

Point of sale located on Corso Garibaldi, city center and strategic point for tourists and people looking for Calabrian products.

Address : Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 263, 89125 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy

PietraKappa

Products of a unique quality, qualified staff, very interesting for our students.

Address : Via Giudecca, 40, 89125 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy

FOOD & DRINK

Reggio Calabria is heaven for having lagane e cicciari. It's the authentic dish consists of pasta and chickpeas. Also, there are pitta china Calabrese and polpette alla Mammolese you should eat while in the city. You can get food at Italian restaurants in the city. For the drink, there is local liquor, Vecchio Amaro del Capo to try.

CULTURE

Reggio Calabrian people speak Italian. But, Neapolitan and Sicilian languages are also spoken here. Reggio Calabria has about 180.369 population with Catholicism as the dominant religion. Here, cooking is an important part of Italy including Reggio Calabria. Also, people really appreciate art. They often host musical and theatrical events at Arena dello Stretto.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit the city is from April until May. It's spring season when the weather is warm and perfect to explore Reggio Calabria.

HOTEL

èHotel is a comfy hotel with a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. It's a perfect hotel to relax and get away from crowds. This hotel is located a 2-minute walk from Reggio Calabria train station and a 9-minutes walk from the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia. You can also stay at Al Castello Luxury B&B. The hotel is set in a historical 1900s building. But, the hotel offers the best comfort to stay. This hotel is located close to Aragonese Castle and Reggio Calabria Centrale train station.

èHotel

Wonderful location on the seasidea and it has modern design.

Address : Via Giunchi, 6, 89121 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy

Al Castello Luxury B&B

A beautiful hotel with modern, clean, great Italian breakfast, and the staff are so helpful, caring and accommodating.

Address : Via Gregorio Palestino, 13, 89100 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy

RESTAURANT

Tbilisi is famous for its pizza too. You can go to Pizzeria Mandalari to taste the best pizza in the city. They provide cozy space to eat with a great selection of pizza and craft beers. Rare options like Trappist and Belgium beers are also served here. Another restaurant to go to is Mia Mamma Mia. it's a unique design restaurant with nice outdoor seatings. You can order delicious Italian cuisines here. They are popular for its pasta and pizza to you must try.

Pizzeria Mandalari

Good taste of original Italian pizza.

Address : Via Udine, 5, 89126 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy

Mia Mamma Mia

This is a great restaurant for a short and affordable lunch.

Address : Piazza Duomo, 54 (angolo Tommaso Campanella), 89127 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy

CAFE

B'art Cafè is a coffee bar, but it also has a good selection of desert. It's a great spot to hang out. The coffees are so delicious. It's a perfect cafe for coffee lovers. Also, you can go to Papo’s Cafè. This is a cozy cafe with nice outdoor seatings. This cafe is located in the central Via de Nava. It serves many delicious cuisines and drinks besides coffee.

B'art Cafè

Good place to drink a coffee and eat around Corso Garibaldi, right next to the theater with a beautiful view of the square.

Address : Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 325, 89127 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy

Papo’s Cafè

One of the best trendy clubs and located in the central Via De Nava, the place is really artistic and welcoming ideal for spending time sipping a tea while working with your notebook.

Address : Via Giuseppe De Nava, 40, 89100 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

American Western Saloon is a great pub to chill out. This pub has a country-style atmosphere. There are bar games, shady space, and great alcoholic drinks like cocktail and beer. It's perfect to go with friends. Also, enjoy the night at Birri Basta. This is a pizza restaurant, but it has a huge option for Italian and other European beers. Of course, they have incredible pizza to offer too.

American Western Saloon

A cozy country-style pub in the city center with a great prices, friendly staff.

Address : Via Osanna, 2f, 89125 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy

Birri Basta

A nice collection of unique beers draft and in bottles.

Address : Via Cattolica dei Greci, 24, 89125 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy

INTERESTING PLACE

Monumento a Biagio Campagna is a very historical monument in the city. Here, you can see the activities of Italians and feel the atmosphere. This site is the oldest square in the city. You can also go to Reggio Calabria Cathedral. This is a precious church of Roman Catholic cathedral with Romanesque and Gothic elements and arts inside the church.

Reggio Calabria Cathedral

This more than 100-year-old church looks very magnificent, especially the internal structure inside it looks like a wooden structure, and there are many glass shapes on both sides, which is a very good design that combines ancient and modern.

Address : Via Tommaso Campanella, 46, 89127 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Pilone di Torre Faro is a great spot for taking pictures. It's a beach with a wonderful view of the ocean and clean sands. Another scenic spot is Italy square. It's Reggio Calabria's historical landmark. It's a square with old 19th-century buildings and local restaurants around it. While you here, there is also an important statue in the square that you can take photos.

Pilone di Torre Faro

One of the most beautiful location you will ever seee and great scenic area of the strait of messina.

Address : Via Fortino, 98164 Torre Faro ME, Italy

Italy square

Beautiful square with an underground museum of the ruins found whilst building the square.

Address : Piazza Italia, 89121 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy