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The Cathedral of Reggio (full name: Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Maria Santissima Assunta in Cielo), dedicated to Maria Santissima Assunta, is the largest religious building in Calabria. Reggio's Cathedral proposes an eclectic style architecture-liberty (widely used in the city during the last reconstruction) which tends to reinterpret the medieval Romanesque and Gothic art, combining some elements of elegantly both styles.
Inside there is the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, a national monument. The walls of the chapel are decorated with Florentine mosaic inlays of the 18th century, whil
The structure, reflecting the tradition of the ancient theatre, offers a panoramic view, in this case the Strait of Messina. The theatre is often the venue of major events, such as concerts, theatre and cinema.
The Cippo Marmoreo, was inaugurated in May 1932. The bronze statue at the Center (by the sculptor from Messina Bonfiglio) depicts Athena Promachos, Athena, who is fighting to defend the city of Reggio.
Built in the 10th century, the ancient Byzantine-Norman Church was destroyed during the Saracen invasions and subsequent earthquakes, but was rebuilt on the original site. Has inside and much of the structure and architecture of the original artwork, also integrated with those in the ancient basilica of Santa Maria di Terreti. Among these splendid Cosmati mosaic pavement, and an altarpiece of notable artistic value depicting the Annunciation, by Agostino Ciampelli.
The "Fata Morgana" is a statue, created by sculptors Francis Campbell and Philip Malice, placed on a rock at the end of the Lungomare Falcomatà. The fairy was positioned and built to pay tribute to the physical phenomenon, defined as "mirage" which comes up, thanks to a peculiar refraction of light, Messina to Reggio, exploiting the waters of the Strait.
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 an
After the earthquake of 1783, the square was redesigned by Giovan Battista Mori and had several denominations until the current name of piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, known as Piazza Italy. In the middle of the square in 1869 was placed on Italy monument by sculptor Rocco Larussa and has since identified by improperly reggini as the Italy Square. On the square facing north on town hall, to the West, the palazzo della Prefettura and palazzo to the South of the province.
In the Centre of the square, the heart of a multi-ethnic district, stands the majestic statue in white Carrara marble, artwork of Alessandro Monteleone, depicting the hero of a thousand. On the square facing the railway station, built in 1925, in which the main lobby is a ceramic relief of the sculptor Michele di Raco depicting the Fata Morgana.