The city's sea front in its old town develops between Art Nouveau architecture and rare plants. It is often called "the most beautiful kilometer in Italy", probably because of the lure of the Fata Morgana that helps make the walk especially impressive.
Consists of four streets waterfront Falcomatà, lungomare Matteotti, corso Vittorio Emanuele III and viale Genoese Zerbi, but the whole area is generally identified as via Marina.
Between the sea and the promenade with the railings and lampposts liberty, there is theArena of the Strait, typically Greek style theater which hosts cultural events and entertainment during the summer months; on the dock of Porto Salvo in front of the arena stands the monument to Victor Emmanuel III, who landed here by tapping the Italian soil for the first time by King on July 31, 1900.
There is also the Monumento ai Caduti di tutte le guerre (or Monumento ai caduti di Reggio). Consists of a column with the top rostrata, a bronze statue of winged victory. LLA base, two bronze statues represent:
- an ancient warrior Bruzio, holding in her arms a shield;
- an infantryman armed with a rifle and hand grenade, placed on a cannon's mouth.