Southern Italy doesn’t get any better than Reggio Calabria. The unique coastal city is just off the coast of Sicily and only separated by the famed Strait of Messina, one of the most famous waterways of Greek and Roman mythology. This ancient city, however, is full of modern charms and whether you are looking to explore the incredible fine art museums, scale the mountains and forest of the Aspromonte National Park or get out on the water, you have so many options and they all begin with your reserving a boat charter.
Explore the Roots of Italian History. Reggio Calabria, Italy is home to the National Archaeological Museum which features ancient Greek statues along with many treasures from the Roman, Byzantine and Renaissance eras. It’s truly a place where you can discover Italian history and culture. You can then head through the streets of downtown and see where this history meets the 21st century in the cafes and restaurants that are found in the old palaces and medieval style architecture.
Test Your Sailing Skills. Reggio Calabria is one of the most famous destinations for sailing in Italy and it’s because of the Strait of Messina. The Strait is known from mythology as being the home of monsters that crash ships. Even today, it can be challenging for novice and intermediate sailors to make their way smoothly through there, but it’s smoothing of a rite of passage for those who. Of course, you can also enjoy the calm waters just north of the city and head out and explore the incredible nearby island of Sicily. Whether you want a challenge or a relaxing cruise, you can find it in Reggio Calabria.
Where Great Food Meets Great Fun. After a day of swimming, fishing, diving or doing one of the many other great outdoor activities in Reggio Calabria, you can head to one of the amazing restaurants. Reggio Calabria is beloved for its amazing seafood which local fishermen bring in daily to the fish market and chefs pick out each morning before opening the restaurants. One of the top spots is the Oficina del Gusto where fresh seafood is prepared local style. But that’s just the beginning. Other famed restaurants include Le Vie del Gusto and La Cantina del Macellaio. There are just so many wonderful choices so be sure to leave room in your schedule to enjoy them all!