Reggio Calabria City Guide by

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Here you are going to discover the best of Reggio Calabria city center and surroundings, or at least what in our opinion makes this land the best of the lands

Via Marina there is the aperitif of Sottozero and Caffé Matteotti.
WARNING! Do not go to have lunch at 12:00, please!!! Here we usually go to lunch at around 13:00 and dinner never before 21:00!!! Please try to be more “Calabresi” when you are here, so you can feel the essence of everything.
Don’t be just tourists, feel Calabrese.

Corso Garibaldi, always full of people until over midnight; how could you leave this city without having tasted the famous “crispelline” of Cordon Bleu? A bag of a few euros full of balls made of batter and anchovies is enough for two people and makes you feel the salt of our sea, the scent of our traditions … make sure they have just been made, however, must be hot, very hot !!!

Magna Graecia Museum, here two hours of diving in the history of a country that is the result of the fusions of the greatest peoples and that hosts two great warriors, now disarmed by time, that remind me that before we Italians were Greeks, and then I continue to walk in the corridors to discover that we were also Romans and much, much more.

I leave the museum and it is unthinkable to get away without having blessed my lips with the legendary brioche with ice cream of the Gelateria Cesare, the best ice cream in Italy; it is said that the Riace Bronzes have abandoned their swords but still keep their hands up waiting for someone to bring him a gelato of Cesare.

Via Marina, the most beautiful kilometer in Italy, where ancient trees, huge statues and a breathtaking view of the whole of eastern Sicily and the Etna volcano enchant as the Fata Morgana enchanted the invaders hundreds of years ago.

Between Greek walls, Roman baths, the splendid amphitheater on the sea of ​​Via Marina, I stop, take pictures and then continue the walk.

We arrive at the Duomo, a church that is a mixture of architecture and that in the period of September becomes the center of city life and of all those citizens who come back from all over the world.

Church of the Ottimati to enter the Aragonese Castle and enjoy a breathtaking sunset from the south-facing tower.

It’s time for dinner and the usual question is repeated: fish, meat or pizza tonight?

Waiting for the decision we stop at the Café Noir, just below the Castle, where the aperitif of the dinner is unique, inimitable, elegant, attractive, sometimes to such an extent that you end up spending the whole evening there together with many beautiful people and lots of good live music.

Barca e Rizza” or “Taverna Marinara“, or the delicious meat of the “Cantina del Macellaio” or ” Hamburgeria “? And if you want to remember me for a long time the taste of my Italy with a 4 seasons pizza in “Via Veneto” or the legendary 7 white cheeses with spicy salami of the pizzeria “Spaccanapoli” !!!

A day would not be enough for me to try everything, to see everything, I know that the departure will have to postpone it, I still could not see the Strait from the Castle of Scilla and its area of ​​Chianalea, the famous Venice of the South rich in local restaurants that prepare the sandwich with swordfish and also luxurious restaurants with tables on the sea.

Maybe two days would not be able to show me and enjoy everything because Reggio is also Gambarie of Aspromonte, one of the few places in the world where you can ski watching the sea, Pentidattilo, the ghost town today full of craft shops, Bagnara, the city of pescespada in short, do you know what I’m saying? I do not start anymore, I stay here because basically here it is too good