The City of Reggio Calabria was established on 31 January 2016 at the end of a bureaucratic process that has aligned itself with the agglomeration of several municipalities creating the largest urban center in the region with 50,000 inhabitants.
Reggio Calabria preserves extremely rich area blending natural beauty and historical-artistic heritage.
Landscape variety of this territory is undoubtedly the main feature. Located at the edge of Italian peninsula it stretches out into the Mediterranean Sea for few kilometers overlooking Aspromonte massif, an orographic complex culminating at a height of 1956 meters. Numerous streams depart from this mountain, flowing towards one of the most beautiful and evocative coasts in Italy divided between the Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas.
Historical and artistic heritage of the city has its roots in the territory of Calabria Ulteriore Prima founded in 1817. Yet it includes older ones, starting from the vivid Reggio Calabria - one of the most flourishing cultural and political centers of Magna Graecia, founded under the name of Reghion in 730 B.C.
Endless testimonies of its illustrious past include National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria. Here you will find works of vast value, starting with the Riace Bronzes, undoubtedly among the most famous and studied classical-scale sculptures on international level.