Church in Reggio Emilia

Basilica della Beata Vergine della Ghiara

Reggio's most important church was built in 1597 to honour the miracle of a deaf and blind boy named Marchino who regained his voice and hearing after witnessing an apparition of the Virgin Mary in front of the Bles…
Museum in Reggio Emilia

Museo del Tricolore

In the 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 Sala del Tricolore in 1797, Napoleon's short-lived Cispadane R…
Museum in Reggio Emilia

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 finds (look out for the mosaics) and 18th-century art, along wi…
Cathedral in Reggio Emilia


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

Galleria Parmeggiani

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