Reggio Calabria Cruises
Once an Ancient Greek town that held an important place in the Greek colonisation of Italy, known as the Magna Graecia, Reggio Calabria was changed forever by a devastating earthquake – and subsequent tsunami – which caused almost entire destruction here in 1908. While very little of the old town remains today unfortunately, Reggio Calabria's National Museum exists to tell of its fascinating past - some of the Magna Graecia's most precious artefacts are exhibited here, attracting visitors from far and wide.
Situated at the tip of Italy's 'toe', opposite the island of Sicily, Reggio Calabria is simply beautiful. You can't help but be drawn to the coast here, to relax in the warm sunshine and soak up views of smouldering Mount Etna, which dominates the scene as you look across the blue waters of the Messina Strait. Meanwhile, picturesque hiking trails await at the nearby Parco Nazionale dell'Aspromonte, and authentic Italian seaside experiences aren't too far away either.
If you wish to enjoy a quite literal taste of local life and culture in Reggio Calabria, you're sure to find the food on offer in the traditional restaurants a particular highlight too.