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Calabria Information
Location of Calabria
Area: 15,081 km²
Population: 1.9m
Density: 130/km²
Capital: Catanzaro

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Catanzaro
    • Albi
      Amaroni
      Amato
      Andali
      Argusto
      Badolato
      Belcastro
      Borgia
      Botricello
      Caraffa di Catanzaro
      Cardinale
      Carlopoli
      Catanzaro
      Cenadi
      Centrache
      Cerva
      Chiaravalle Centrale
      Cicala
      Conflenti
      Cortale
      Cropani
      Curinga
      Davoli
      Decollatura
      Falerna
      Feroleto Antico
      Fossato Serralta
      Gagliato
      Gasperina
      Gimigliano
      Girifalco
      Gizzeria
      Guardavalle
      Isca sullo Ionio
      Jacurso
      Lamezia Terme
      Magisano
      Maida
      Marcedusa
      Marcellinara
      Martirano
      Martirano Lombardo
      Miglierina
      Montauro
      Montepaone
      Motta Santa Lucia
      Nocera Terinese
      Olivadi
      Palermiti
      Pentone
      Petrizzi
      Petronà
      Pianopoli
      Platania
      San Floro
      San Mango d'Aquino
      San Pietro a Maida
      San Pietro Apostolo
      San Sostene
      San Vito sullo Ionio
      Santa Caterina dello Ionio
      Sant'Andrea Apostolo dello Ionio
      Satriano
      Sellia
      Sellia Marina
      Serrastretta
      Sersale
      Settingiano
      Simeri Crichi
      Sorbo San Basile
      Soverato
      Soveria Mannelli
      Soveria Simeri
      Squillace
      Stalettì
      Taverna
      Tiriolo
      Torre di Ruggiero
      Vallefiorita
      Zagarise

  • Cosenza
    • Acquaformosa
      Acquappesa
      Acri
      Aiello Calabro
      Aieta
      Albidona
      Alessandria del Carretto
      Altilia
      Altomonte
      Amantea
      Amendolara
      Aprigliano
      Belmonte Calabro
      Belsito
      Belvedere Marittimo
      Bianchi
      Bisignano
      Bocchigliero
      Bonifati
      Buonvicino
      Calopezzati
      Caloveto
      Campana
      Canna
      Cariati
      Carolei
      Carpanzano
      Casole Bruzio
      Cassano all'Ionio
      Castiglione Cosentino
      Castrolibero
      Castroregio
      Castrovillari
      Celico
      Cellara
      Cerchiara di Calabria
      Cerisano
      Cervicati
      Cerzeto
      Cetraro
      Civita
      Cleto
      Colosimi
      Corigliano Calabro
      Cosenza
      Cropalati
      Crosia
      Diamante
      Dipignano
      Domanico
      Fagnano Castello
      Falconara Albanese
      Figline Vegliaturo
      Firmo
      Fiumefreddo Bruzio
      Francavilla Marittima
      Frascineto
      Fuscaldo
      Grimaldi
      Grisolia
      Guardia Piemontese
      Lago
      Laino Borgo
      Laino Castello
      Lappano
      Lattarico
      Longobardi
      Longobucco
      Lungro
      Luzzi
      Maierà
      Malito
      Malvito
      Mandatoriccio
      Mangone
      Marano Marchesato
      Marano Principato
      Marzi
      Mendicino
      Mongrassano
      Montalto Uffugo
      Montegiordano
      Morano Calabro
      Mormanno
      Mottafollone
      Nocara
      Oriolo
      Orsomarso
      Paludi
      Panettieri
      Paola
      Papasidero
      Parenti
      Paterno Calabro
      Pedace
      Pedivigliano
      Piane Crati
      Pietrafitta
      Pietrapaola
      Plataci
      Praia a Mare
      Rende
      Rocca Imperiale
      Roggiano Gravina
      Rogliano
      Rose
      Roseto Capo Spulico
      Rossano
      Rota Greca
      Rovito
      San Basile
      San Benedetto Ullano
      San Cosmo Albanese
      San Demetrio Corone
      San Donato di Ninea
      San Fili
      San Giorgio Albanese
      San Giovanni in Fiore
      San Lorenzo Bellizzi
      San Lorenzo del Vallo
      San Lucido
      San Marco Argentano
      San Martino di Finita
      San Nicola Arcella
      San Pietro in Amantea
      San Pietro in Guarano
      San Sosti
      San Vincenzo la Costa
      Sangineto
      Santa Caterina Albanese
      Santa Domenica Talao
      Santa Maria del Cedro
      Santa Sofia D'Epiro
      Sant'Agata di Esaro
      Santo Stefano di Rogliano
      Saracena
      Scala Coeli
      Scalea
      Scigliano
      Serra d'Aiello
      Serra Pedace
      Spezzano Albanese
      Spezzano della Sila
      Spezzano Piccolo
      Tarsia
      Terranova da Sibari
      Terravecchia
      Torano Castello
      Tortora
      Trebisacce

  • Crotone
    • Belvedere di Spinello
      Caccuri
      Carfizzi
      Casabona
      Castelsilano
      Cerenzia
      Cirò
      Cirò Marina
      Cotronei
      Crotone
      Crucoli
      Cutro
      Isola di Capo Rizzuto
      Melissa
      Mesoraca
      Pallagorio
      Petilia Policastro
      Rocca di Neto
      Roccabernarda
      San Mauro Marchesato
      San Nicola dell'Alto
      Santa Severina
      Savelli
      Scandale
      Strongoli
      Umbriatico
      Verzino

  • Reggio Calabria
    • Africo
      Agnana Calabra
      Anoia
      Antonimina
      Ardore
      Bagaladi
      Bagnara Calabra
      Benestare
      Bianco
      Bivongi
      Bova
      Bova Marina
      Bovalino
      Brancaleone
      Bruzzano Zeffirio
      Calanna
      Camini
      Campo Calabro
      Candidoni
      Canolo
      Caraffa del Bianco
      Cardeto
      Careri
      Casignana
      Caulonia
      Ciminà
      Cinquefrondi
      Cittanova
      Condofuri
      Cosoleto
      Delianuova
      Feroleto della Chiesa
      Ferruzzano
      Fiumara
      Galatro
      Gerace
      Giffone
      Gioia Tauro
      Gioiosa Ionica
      Grotteria
      Laganadi
      Laureana di Borrello
      Locri
      Mammola
      Marina di Gioiosa Ionica
      Maropati
      Martone
      Melicuccà
      Melicucco
      Melito di Porto Salvo
      Molochio
      Monasterace
      Montebello Ionico
      Motta San Giovanni
      Oppido Mamertina
      Palizzi
      Palmi
      Pazzano
      Placanica
      Platì
      Polistena
      Portigliola
      Reggio Calabria
      Riace
      Rizziconi
      Roccaforte del Greco
      Roccella Ionica
      Roghudi
      Rosarno
      Samo
      San Ferdinando
      San Giorgio Morgeto
      San Giovanni di Gerace
      San Lorenzo
      San Luca
      San Pietro di Caridà
      San Procopio
      San Roberto
      Santa Cristina d'Aspromonte
      Sant'Agata del Bianco
      Sant'Alessio in Aspromonte
      Sant'Eufemia d'Aspromonte
      Sant'Ilario dello Ionio
      Santo Stefano in Aspromonte
      Scido
      Scilla
      Seminara
      Serrata
      Siderno
      Sinopoli
      Staiti
      Stignano
      Stilo
      Taurianova
      Terranova Sappo Minulio
      Varapodio
      Villa San Giovanni

  • Vibo Valentia
    • Acquaro
      Arena
      Briatico
      Brognaturo
      Capistrano
      Cessaniti
      Dasà
      Dinami
      Drapia
      Fabrizia
      Filadelfia
      Filandari
      Filogaso
      Francavilla Angitola
      Francica
      Gerocarne
      Ionadi
      Joppolo
      Limbadi
      Maierato
      Mileto
      Mongiana
      Monterosso Calabro
      Nardodipace
      Nicotera
      Parghelia
      Pizzo
      Pizzoni
      Polia
      Ricadi
      Rombiolo
      San Calogero
      San Costantino Calabro
      San Gregorio d'Ippona
      San Nicola da Crissa
      Sant'Onofrio
      Serra San Bruno
      Simbario
      Sorianello
      Soriano Calabro
      Spadola
      Spilinga
      Stefanaconi
      Tropea
      Vallelonga
      Vazzano
      Vibo Valentia
      Zaccanopoli
      Zambrone
      Zungri

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City of Reggio Calabria, Calabria
Reggio Calabria by night - Photo: Filippo Campolo
The city of Reggio Calabria is the capital of the province of the same name in the region of Calabria, southern Italy. Reggio Calabria is the largest, oldest and most heavily populated town in the region of Calabria and one of the oldest towns in the whole of Italy.

Lying on the lower slopes of the Aspromonte mountain range, Reggio Calabria is right on the 'toe' of Italy and is only separated from the island of Sicily by a narrow strip of water called the Strait of Messina.

The city has been subjected to many earthquakes over the centuries, dating as far back as 91BC. The earthquakes were fairly consistent after that with tremors in 17 AD, one in 305 AD, and again another in 374AD. An earthquake in 1562 destroyed the natural, medieval port of the city and then two massive earthquakes, one in 1783 and one in 1908 caused extensive damage. The 1908 earthquake was classed at the time as the worst disaster to take place in human memory and it all but destroyed the city. The constant rebuilding of Reggio Calabria has led to its current, modern layout of linear, intersecting roads which is not in keeping with the original structure of the city. The last big earthquake in the area was in 1923 when the only remaing Norman part of the castle was destroyed and subsequently demolished.

Although it is an urban city with little green space it is a very pleasant place to be and the industry remains fairly rural, mainly the growing and exporting of vegetables, fruit and tobacco. It is a fishing port and supports a fairly large fishing industry. Reggio Calabria is also famous for the production of the essence of bergamot which is used extensively in perfumes.

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Corso Garibaldi - Photo: Franc

The city centre, with its long, straight, parallel avenues has many Liberty buildings and nice high end shopping streets. It is a popular holiday resort and has a lovely, wide open promenade called the Lungomare Falcomatà where you can stroll among the magnolia trees and remarkable palms. From this promenade it is possible to look across the Straits of Messina to Sicily where, for much of the year, the snow capped volcanic mountain of Etna is clearly visible. The exotic Aeolian Islands are also clearly visible from this promenade and there are regular ferries to them and to Sicily.

The main square is Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II and the principle street is Corso Garibaldi.

There are many historically important structures and other interesting buildings in and around Reggio Calabria:

The Castle
The exact date of contruction is not know but it was certainly before 540AD.

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The Castle - Photo: PT

It was enlarged first by the Normans and then in 1459 by the Aragonese. It was badly damaged in some of the earthquakes and is now used for housing art exhibitions.

The Cathedral
This is the largest religious building in the region of Calabria but was badly damaged in the earthquake of 1923 when most of it had to be rebuilt.

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The Cathedral - Photo: Franc

Other intersting churches and religious buildings include the Chiesa degli Ottimati with its interesting cupola, Chiesa di Santa Lucia, Chiesa di Gesù e Maria and Chiesa Cattolica dei Greci.

The National Archaeological Museum of Magna Graecia
Built in 1932 this museum houses the famous Riace Bronzes which are a rare example of Greek sculpture.

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Riace Bronzes - Photo: AlMare

These bronze statues have recently become the symbol of the city of Reggio Calabria.

There are other interesting museums and several noteworthy villas, namely Villa Genoese-Zerbi and Palazzo Nesci and some lovely botanical gardens which face the sea.

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Villa Genoese-Zerbi - Photo: Amaracord69

Also along the seafront is the Arena dello Stretto which is an open-air theatre and host both theatrical and musical events during the summer months.

Reggio Calabria
Population: 183,974
Male: 88,004
Female: 95,970
Population density: 779.5 per square km

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Calabria Information
Location of Calabria
Area: 15,081 km²
Population: 1.9m
Density: 130/km²
Capital: Catanzaro

Find a hotel in Calabria
Provinces
Comunes
  • Catanzaro
    • Albi
      Amaroni
      Amato
      Andali
      Argusto
      Badolato
      Belcastro
      Borgia
      Botricello
      Caraffa di Catanzaro
      Cardinale
      Carlopoli
      Catanzaro
      Cenadi
      Centrache
      Cerva
      Chiaravalle Centrale
      Cicala
      Conflenti
      Cortale
      Cropani
      Curinga
      Davoli
      Decollatura
      Falerna
      Feroleto Antico
      Fossato Serralta
      Gagliato
      Gasperina
      Gimigliano
      Girifalco
      Gizzeria
      Guardavalle
      Isca sullo Ionio
      Jacurso
      Lamezia Terme
      Magisano
      Maida
      Marcedusa
      Marcellinara
      Martirano
      Martirano Lombardo
      Miglierina
      Montauro
      Montepaone
      Motta Santa Lucia
      Nocera Terinese
      Olivadi
      Palermiti
      Pentone
      Petrizzi
      Petronà
      Pianopoli
      Platania
      San Floro
      San Mango d'Aquino
      San Pietro a Maida
      San Pietro Apostolo
      San Sostene
      San Vito sullo Ionio
      Santa Caterina dello Ionio
      Sant'Andrea Apostolo dello Ionio
      Satriano
      Sellia
      Sellia Marina
      Serrastretta
      Sersale
      Settingiano
      Simeri Crichi
      Sorbo San Basile
      Soverato
      Soveria Mannelli
      Soveria Simeri
      Squillace
      Stalettì
      Taverna
      Tiriolo
      Torre di Ruggiero
      Vallefiorita
      Zagarise

  • Cosenza
    • Acquaformosa
      Acquappesa
      Acri
      Aiello Calabro
      Aieta
      Albidona
      Alessandria del Carretto
      Altilia
      Altomonte
      Amantea
      Amendolara
      Aprigliano
      Belmonte Calabro
      Belsito
      Belvedere Marittimo
      Bianchi
      Bisignano
      Bocchigliero
      Bonifati
      Buonvicino
      Calopezzati
      Caloveto
      Campana
      Canna
      Cariati
      Carolei
      Carpanzano
      Casole Bruzio
      Cassano all'Ionio
      Castiglione Cosentino
      Castrolibero
      Castroregio
      Castrovillari
      Celico
      Cellara
      Cerchiara di Calabria
      Cerisano
      Cervicati
      Cerzeto
      Cetraro
      Civita
      Cleto
      Colosimi
      Corigliano Calabro
      Cosenza
      Cropalati
      Crosia
      Diamante
      Dipignano
      Domanico
      Fagnano Castello
      Falconara Albanese
      Figline Vegliaturo
      Firmo
      Fiumefreddo Bruzio
      Francavilla Marittima
      Frascineto
      Fuscaldo
      Grimaldi
      Grisolia
      Guardia Piemontese
      Lago
      Laino Borgo
      Laino Castello
      Lappano
      Lattarico
      Longobardi
      Longobucco
      Lungro
      Luzzi
      Maierà
      Malito
      Malvito
      Mandatoriccio
      Mangone
      Marano Marchesato
      Marano Principato
      Marzi
      Mendicino
      Mongrassano
      Montalto Uffugo
      Montegiordano
      Morano Calabro
      Mormanno
      Mottafollone
      Nocara
      Oriolo
      Orsomarso
      Paludi
      Panettieri
      Paola
      Papasidero
      Parenti
      Paterno Calabro
      Pedace
      Pedivigliano
      Piane Crati
      Pietrafitta
      Pietrapaola
      Plataci
      Praia a Mare
      Rende
      Rocca Imperiale
      Roggiano Gravina
      Rogliano
      Rose
      Roseto Capo Spulico
      Rossano
      Rota Greca
      Rovito
      San Basile
      San Benedetto Ullano
      San Cosmo Albanese
      San Demetrio Corone
      San Donato di Ninea
      San Fili
      San Giorgio Albanese
      San Giovanni in Fiore
      San Lorenzo Bellizzi
      San Lorenzo del Vallo
      San Lucido
      San Marco Argentano
      San Martino di Finita
      San Nicola Arcella
      San Pietro in Amantea
      San Pietro in Guarano
      San Sosti
      San Vincenzo la Costa
      Sangineto
      Santa Caterina Albanese
      Santa Domenica Talao
      Santa Maria del Cedro
      Santa Sofia D'Epiro
      Sant'Agata di Esaro
      Santo Stefano di Rogliano
      Saracena
      Scala Coeli
      Scalea
      Scigliano
      Serra d'Aiello
      Serra Pedace
      Spezzano Albanese
      Spezzano della Sila
      Spezzano Piccolo
      Tarsia
      Terranova da Sibari
      Terravecchia
      Torano Castello
      Tortora
      Trebisacce

  • Crotone
    • Belvedere di Spinello
      Caccuri
      Carfizzi
      Casabona
      Castelsilano
      Cerenzia
      Cirò
      Cirò Marina
      Cotronei
      Crotone
      Crucoli
      Cutro
      Isola di Capo Rizzuto
      Melissa
      Mesoraca
      Pallagorio
      Petilia Policastro
      Rocca di Neto
      Roccabernarda
      San Mauro Marchesato
      San Nicola dell'Alto
      Santa Severina
      Savelli
      Scandale
      Strongoli
      Umbriatico
      Verzino

  • Reggio Calabria
    • Africo
      Agnana Calabra
      Anoia
      Antonimina
      Ardore
      Bagaladi
      Bagnara Calabra
      Benestare
      Bianco
      Bivongi
      Bova
      Bova Marina
      Bovalino
      Brancaleone
      Bruzzano Zeffirio
      Calanna
      Camini
      Campo Calabro
      Candidoni
      Canolo
      Caraffa del Bianco
      Cardeto
      Careri
      Casignana
      Caulonia
      Ciminà
      Cinquefrondi
      Cittanova
      Condofuri
      Cosoleto
      Delianuova
      Feroleto della Chiesa
      Ferruzzano
      Fiumara
      Galatro
      Gerace
      Giffone
      Gioia Tauro
      Gioiosa Ionica
      Grotteria
      Laganadi
      Laureana di Borrello
      Locri
      Mammola
      Marina di Gioiosa Ionica
      Maropati
      Martone
      Melicuccà
      Melicucco
      Melito di Porto Salvo
      Molochio
      Monasterace
      Montebello Ionico
      Motta San Giovanni
      Oppido Mamertina
      Palizzi
      Palmi
      Pazzano
      Placanica
      Platì
      Polistena
      Portigliola
      Reggio Calabria
      Riace
      Rizziconi
      Roccaforte del Greco
      Roccella Ionica
      Roghudi
      Rosarno
      Samo
      San Ferdinando
      San Giorgio Morgeto
      San Giovanni di Gerace
      San Lorenzo
      San Luca
      San Pietro di Caridà
      San Procopio
      San Roberto
      Santa Cristina d'Aspromonte
      Sant'Agata del Bianco
      Sant'Alessio in Aspromonte
      Sant'Eufemia d'Aspromonte
      Sant'Ilario dello Ionio
      Santo Stefano in Aspromonte
      Scido
      Scilla
      Seminara
      Serrata
      Siderno
      Sinopoli
      Staiti
      Stignano
      Stilo
      Taurianova
      Terranova Sappo Minulio
      Varapodio
      Villa San Giovanni

  • Vibo Valentia
    • Acquaro
      Arena
      Briatico
      Brognaturo
      Capistrano
      Cessaniti
      Dasà
      Dinami
      Drapia
      Fabrizia
      Filadelfia
      Filandari
      Filogaso
      Francavilla Angitola
      Francica
      Gerocarne
      Ionadi
      Joppolo
      Limbadi
      Maierato
      Mileto
      Mongiana
      Monterosso Calabro
      Nardodipace
      Nicotera
      Parghelia
      Pizzo
      Pizzoni
      Polia
      Ricadi
      Rombiolo
      San Calogero
      San Costantino Calabro
      San Gregorio d'Ippona
      San Nicola da Crissa
      Sant'Onofrio
      Serra San Bruno
      Simbario
      Sorianello
      Soriano Calabro
      Spadola
      Spilinga
      Stefanaconi
      Tropea
      Vallelonga
      Vazzano
      Vibo Valentia
      Zaccanopoli
      Zambrone
      Zungri

Calabria Flag
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Calabria Airports
Calabria National Parks
The Pollino National Park
The Sila National Park
Aspromonte National Park
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