About Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria is a charming port city in southern Italy that boasts stunning views of the Tyrrhenian and the Ionian Sea. It is the oldest and most populated city in the region and typically is bustling with tourists and locals. Reggio Calabria is also known as a “jumping-off point” for Sicily, as there is a ferry that makes daily trips between the two regions.
Weather and Best Season to Visit
The weather in Reggio Calabria is best during the springtime, particularly in April. There isn’t a lot of rain in April and the temperatures are moderate, in comparison to the summer when the heat is stifling.
Things to Do
Reggio Calabria is the ultimate destination to soak up the sun. There are several beaches you can visit with turquoise and calm waters. History buffs will be excited to visit the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, as it is one of the most prestigious archaeological museums in Italy. It is home to the world-renowned Riace Bronzes, which are two full-sized statues of warriors that were found in the ocean in 1972 and thought to be created between 460-450 BC.
For those who enjoy being in nature, the nearby Aspromonte National Park is in the mountains and makes for a wonderful area to hike. Many kinds of animals live in Aspromonte National Park such as boar, deer, and wolves so visitors will want to be sure to bring their cameras. The park is especially great for mountain biking as it offers several trails with spectacular views. If you have an appetite for spicy and flavourful cuisine, you’ll have a great time dining at the restaurants in Reggio Calabria. The region is famous for its red-hot-chilli-peppers, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes.
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