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Top Choice Museum in Reggio di Calabria

Museo Nazionale di Reggio Calabria

Partly closed during years of renovation from 2009, southern Italy's finest museum is now fully reopened. Over several floors you'll descend through millennia of local history, from Neolithic and Palaeolithic times …
Trattoria in Reggio di Calabria

La Cantina del Macellaio

One of the best restaurants in Reggio, serving fagioli cu l'oghiu bonu (Sicilian beans), maccheroni al ragù di maiale (handmade pasta with pork sauce) and involtini di vitello (veal rolls) in an open, tiled dining r…
Seafood in Reggio di Calabria

Le Nasse U Bais

Offering a long wine list and locally caught seafood such as pesce spada (swordfish), this restaurant looks like a sophisticated version of a fisherman’s whitewashed shack. The food follows the same theme – quality,…
Gelato in Reggio di Calabria


The most popular gelateria in town is in a modest green kiosk at the end of the lungomare (seafront promenade). Try the Kinder Egg flavour.
Cafe in Reggio di Calabria

Gelateria Matteotti

This gelateria/cafe is one of the prime people-watching spots on Reggio's lungomare (seafront). Across from the main premises you'll find a sea-facing terrace furnished with stylish white tables and chairs, perfect …
Ruins in Reggio di Calabria

Castle Ruins

Only two towers, restored in 2000, remain of the Aragonese Castle damaged by earthquake and partially demolished in 1922. The site is used for events and performances today.