Cruises from Reggio
Reggio, or Reggio Calabria (pop. 560,000), is the largest city of Calabria, Southern Italy. It is located on the ‘toe’ of Italy, facing west to the Strait of Messina and the island of Sicily. It has a modern urban layout following the earthquake of 1908 that destroyed most of the city.
Reggio is a major economic centre for the region. The city centre consists mainly of Liberty (Art Nouveau) buildings. It is known as the “city of Bronzes” after the Bronzes of Riace in its archaeological museum; the “city of Fatamorgana” after the unusual mirages sometimes seen across the Strait of Messina.; and the “city of bergamot” after the citrus bergamia cultivated in the region and used for perfume production.