Reggio Emilia

Reggio Calabria , located on the toe of the Italian boot, and is the capital of the province of Reggio Calabria. It was once the capital of the southern region of Calabria, until 1970 when this became Catanzaro. It has about 180,000 inhabitants, and is also known as Reggio di Calabria.

Founded as Rhegion by Greek settlers in the 8th century BC, the city was devastated by several major earthquakes and associated tsunami. It was later called Rhegium and became part of the Kingdom of Sicily (12th century) and the Kingdom of Naples (13th century). Reggio di Calabria is known as the location of the first dated Hebrew book, a Rashi commentary on the Pentateuch printed in 1475.

Reggio di Calabria is located on the Strait of Messina on the other side of which lies the Sicilian city of Messina. The two cities are closely connected, being 20 minutes apart by ferry. At the Naional Museum you will see the Bronzi di Riace, incredible ancient statues recently discovered off the coast of Riace.

Reggio Calabria was the hometown of Gianni Versace, where his families were tailors.

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