Costa Viola and Reggio Calabria

Visit the Costa Viola (Bagnara and Scilla) about 80 km from the village
and Reggio Calabria (town centre and Bronzes of Riace) about 90 km

 

Bagnara: Built by the Normans, it is one of the most picturesque villages on the coast linked to swordfish fishing. The town preserves interesting documents of its past in the Church of the Confraternity of the Rosary and a painting by Artemisia Gentileschi(1597-1652).

 

Scilla: Pliny named this town Oppidum Scyllaeum, a mythical place par excellence.
The scenic beauty and originality of the historical centre, built on terraces down to the sea, is unique. Here you can visit different historical monuments such as the Castle, a small but strong fortress of the 1300’s, the baroque Church of the Holy Spirit and the Church of the Immaculate Conception, built on the site of the Basilian church of San Pancrazio.

 

Reggio Calabria: This major southern city faces Sicily. The old city is mostly in Liberty Style. It was destroyed by the earthquake of 1908, and the city had to rebuild its monuments. In addition to the remains of the Aragonese Castle and those of the Roman Baths, you can visit the modern church of the Ottimati, where the remains of the churches destroyed in the earthquake and a beautiful mosaic floor from the Norman period are kept.
Not to be missed is a visit to the National Archaeological Museum to see the Bronze Statues, discovered in August 1972 by an amateur diver in the waters of Riace Marina on the Ionian coast of Calabria.