The tip of the boot
Reggio Calabria has a modern appearance, with a regular urban structure, buildings with a reduced height and wide and straight streets laid out in chessboard style: this is due to the reconstruction following the terrible earthquake that, in 1908, razed it to the ground. Messina lives intensely its relationship with the sea, basing part of its economy on seaside and cultural tourism. The famous “Bronzi di Riace (Riace Bronzes)”, magnificent bronze statues larger than reality, which alone make the journey here worthwhile.
In the heart of the historic centre, in the city's oldest streets, stands the...