Reggio Emilia

Reggio's 13th-century cathedral was first built in Romanesque style but was given a comprehensive makeover 300 years later. Nowadays, virtually all that remains of the original construction is the upper half of the facade and, inside, the crypt.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Reggio Emilia attractions

1. Museo del Tricolore

0.04 MILES

Just off main square, this small museum is a memorial to Reggio's proud role as birthplace of the Italian tricolour flag. At a meeting in the multi-tiered…

2. Palazzo dei Musei


Formerly known as Palazzo San Francesco, the flagship of Reggio's five Musei Civici (Civic Museums) houses thematic collections of Roman archaeological…

3. Galleria Parmeggiani

0.22 MILES

The town's main art gallery holds some worthwhile Italian, Flemish and Spanish paintings, as well as a heterogeneous collection of costumes, arms,…

5. Acetaia Giusti

13.39 MILES

Modena's oldest balsamic vinegar producer (since 1605) is also one of the best and most dependable to visit, with six one-hour English tours daily (9.30am…

7. Piazza dei Martiri

13.86 MILES

Measuring 270m by 60m, the Piazza dei Martiri is Italy's third largest after Piazza San Pietro in Rome and Venice's Piazza San Marco. Over 50 columns…

8. Palazzo dei Pio

13.87 MILES

Flanking the east side of Piazza dei Martiri, this muscular palace houses three museums. The Museo della Città has archaeological exhibits and an…