Reggio Calabria is officially called Reggio
di Calabria, and can be found on the Western banks of the
straight of Messina. Reconstructed after the terrible earthquakes
of 1793 and 1908, it now has a modern appearance, a regular
layout with rectilinear roads, which cross at right angles
like a chessboard.
The main archaeological finds from the region of Calabra
and Lucana, are preserved in the local Museum, which has
gathered in diverse sections, material from the pre-historic
era, as well at the Hellenistic, and the famous “Bronzi
di Riace” (“The Bronze Statues of Riace”)...
[REGGIO CALABRIA Guide
The City of Cosenza is in the form of
an old nucleus, on the Pancrazio Hills (383m), on whose
summit you can find a Castle in Arabic-Norman Style of noteworthy
architectural quality. It was restored by Federico II and
later improved, giving it modern quarters constructed to
the north of Busento, on a normal map.
In the old part of the City, you can find the main monuments
of considerable importance: the Cathedral (constructed in
Gothic-Cistercian form, between 1185 and 1222, then transformed
during the ‘700’s and finally, fully restored
in the 19th Century), the churches of San Francesco d’Assisi...
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