Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria, positioned at the southern tip of Italy, stands as the gateway to the Magna Graecia heritage, where ancient history meets contemporary coastal allure. As your yacht approaches Reggio Calabria’s shores, the view of the Strait of Messina, with Sicily in the distance, creates a dramatic and picturesque panorama.

Yachters disembarking in Reggio Calabria find themselves immersed in a city that holds the key to Magna Graecia’s archaeological wonders. The National Archaeological Museum of Locri, housing artifacts from ancient Greek colonies, provides insight into the region’s historical significance.

The centerpiece of Reggio Calabria is the Riace Bronzes, two magnificent ancient Greek statues discovered in the Ionian Sea. These bronze warriors, displayed in the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria, are a testament to the city’s rich archaeological heritage.

Reggio Calabria’s Lungomare Falcomatà, a scenic waterfront promenade, offers stunning views of the sea and the Straits of Messina. Yachters can stroll along this picturesque stretch, admiring sculptures and enjoying the refreshing sea breeze.

The cuisine of Reggio Calabria is a showcase of southern Italian flavors, with local specialties such as swordfish, ‘nduja, and Calabrian chili peppers taking center stage. Waterfront trattorias and seafood restaurants offer an authentic taste of the region’s culinary delights.

For those seeking a natural escape, Aspromonte National Park, with its rugged landscapes and hiking trails, provides opportunities for exploration and encounters with Calabria’s diverse flora and fauna. The crystal-clear waters of the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas invite yachters to indulge in water activities and enjoy the coastal splendor of the region.

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