Reggio di Calabria

Reggio di Calabria is in Calabria, Italy. It is the Bergamotto city.

Lungomare

Get In

By boat

Boats for Messina (Sicily) leave from two destinations - the port in Reggio(just north of Stazione Lido) and Villa San Giovanni, 14km further north along the rail line.

Services from Reggio and Villa San Giovanni for foot passengers are run by a company called Metromare (http://www.metromaredellostretto.it). There is an up to date timetable on their website and the price for a single journey is €3.50. Other companies that operate trips to Messina are Meridiano (http://www.meridianolines.it) and Ustica (http://www.usticalines.it).

By train

Trains stop at Stazione Centrale, which is situated in Piazza Garibaldi and less frequently at Stazione Lido, near the Museo. You can get a direct train to Milan, Rome and Naples (http://www.trenitalia.com/). Regional services run along the coast to destinations such as Scilla and Tropea. The main station has a small tourist office, that will give you a very good map of the town.

By air

Reggio’s airport (http://www.aeroportodellostretto.it/en/) is at Ravagnese, about 5km south. Alitalia and/or Air One fly to and from Rome, Milan and Bergamo. Air Malta flies to Barcelona, Rome and Malta. Lamezia Terme Airport is 130km away from Reggio (http://www.sacal.it). Flights by Ryanair, EasyJet, AirFrance and Allitalia are operated from this airport.

Understand

Lungomare is the beautiful promenade along the beach separated by the inland Corso Vittorio Emanuele by a small strip of botanical garden of palm trees. A few blocks inland (east) Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi is the main artery of Reggio.

During the summer Reggio is as dead in the daytime as a Sergio Leone movie. From 8 to 9pm Corso Garibaldi is full of people. After that everyone is at Lungomare.

Get Around

Many buses terminate at Piazza Garibaldi, in front of the Stazione Centrale. ATAM (800 43 33 10; www.atam-rc.it) operates most of the buses in the city. You can buy tickets in any newsagents or tabaccheria. Tickets cost less than €1 and you may use them for an hour.

See

Today Pentedattilo is sometimes called a “Ghost Town” as it was almost fully abandoned by its inhabitants in favour of new homes near the coast. Every summer Pentedattilo hosts a Paleariza Festival, celebrating the Hellenistic culture. Between August and September a fascinating International Short Film Festival takes place there

Schilla is famous for sword fish, which has been fished there since Magna Greek times.

The Ruffo Castle stands on the top of the famous cape which is wedged over the sea, leaving the beautiful beaches of Scilla, an annual tourist spot, on either side.

Do

Lido Communale

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Sleep

Tourist information

This is the main touristic portal for Reggio Calabria

http://turismo.reggiocal.it/HomePage.aspx

Guided tour and intineraries can booked by the tourist service

http://www.apsias.it/en

You may search for information yourself or send enquiries to the website moderators.

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