Cosenza Day Trip: Reggio Calabria

Cosenza Day Trip: Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy (B)

The narrow Strait of Messina holds much historical importance and is what separates the coastal city of Reggio Calabria (Reggio) at the very end of Italy, from the picturesque island of Sicily.

A coastal town that holds many historical secrets for you to unveil, there’s enough in Reggio to keep you busy for more than a day.

Art, fabulous museums, ancient churches, beautiful ornate architecture, and the seafront are just some of the activities to enjoy in Reggio.

Reggio’s history can be traced back to the Early to Middle Bronze Age. And, as with most of southern Italy, Reggio’s history is tumultuous.

Reggio’s history is traced back to the Early to Middle Bronze Age. And, as with most of southern Italy, Reggio’s history is tumultuous. Including, selling most of Reggio’s residents into slavery during the 918AD-occupation by the Arabs to the occupation by the Normans, Greeks, French, and Spanish. Then finally Garibaldi’s dictatorship in 1860.

Suffering numerous destructive earthquakes over centuries, disastrous air raids and capture during WWII, and finally, infiltration by the ‘Ndrangheta (Mafia) in its council, Reggio has also witnessed violent protests during the past years. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Cosenza Day Trip: Reggio Calabria
Guide Location: Italy » Reggio Calabria
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Nilla Palmer
Read it on Author's Website: https://imageearthtravel.com/2020/02/23/cosenza-day-trip-reggio-calabria/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Lungomare Falcomatà
  • Arena dello Stretto
  • Piazza Italia
  • Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Chiesa di San Giorgio
  • Castello Aragonese
  • Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia
  • Gelateria Cesare