Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Sights

Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia

  • Piazza De Nava 26 Map It
  • Reggio Calabria
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Reggio Calabria is home to one of southern Italy's most important archaeological museums. Its prize exhibit, of course, is the two ancient-Greek statues known as the Bronzi di Riace, which were discovered by an amateur deep-sea diver off Calabria's Ionian Coast in 1972. After a lengthy but necessary conservation operation, the 5th-century-BC bronzes of two Greek warriors, thought to be the work of either Pheidias or Polykleitos, now take pride of place in their special temperature-controlled room, complete with new earthquake-resistant bases. Visitors are allowed to view the bronzes in groups of 20, every 20 minutes. Make sure you have time to head upstairs to see the many other antiquities; there are descriptive panels in English and Italian.

Sight Information

Address:

Piazza De Nava 26, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, 89123, Italy

Map It

Phone:

0965-812255

Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Closed Mon.

Published 06/07/2016

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