Reggio di Calabria
Reggio di Calabria is the oldest and largest city in Calabria. Set in the Strait of Messina, Reggio has beaches that stretch out in all directions. Reggio di Calabaria is a survivor, it has endured in the face of invasion and shattering earthquakes. It has played host to numerous peoples, including the Visigoths, the Ostrogoths, the Byzantines and the Moors. This beach resort province used to be the capital of Calabria until it was shifted to Catanzaro. Although no longer Calabria’s capital, Reggio’s scenic location more than makes up for the loss. Its National Museum contains a fascinating collection of ancient art. Reggio is also known for the Bergamot essence (for perfumes) which is produced there.
Crystal clear water, white sandy beaches, rippling hills full of exotic tropical plants, and old churches. Welcome to the Capital of Relaxation – Tropea. The valleys are filled with winding creeks, fruit trees, tropical flowers and sweet-smelling Mediterranean plants. You will also find historical and artistic treasures in Tropea, starting from the local houses with their grand entrances. Gaze in wonder at the frescoes painted by distinguished Tropean artists. You will also find numerous ancient churches adorned with interesting sacred images. Tropea is filled with magic and it is simply a must-see when you visit Calabria.
Siderno is a small bathing resort town belonging to the province of Reggio di Calabria. It is popular with locals and tourists alike. The reason? Well, it is said that the beaches of Siderno not only provide aesthetic benefits but health benefits as well. Those who suffer from respiratory ailments will do well to breath in the tangy, sea air. Siderno is filled with narrow streets that lead to many great archeological and historical treasures. Cathedrals, temples, castles, old buildings, and museums are all within reach. Siderno is also known for its craftsmanship and narrative traditions. Meanwhile, the food in Siderno, like all the other Calabrese towns, is typically Mediterranean and always sumptuous.