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Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta

Piazza Duomo, Reggio Calabria, Italy
+39 0965 28685
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Some hidden jewels

The Cathedral of Reggio at first looks like a huge concrete Neo-Romanasque hulk built in the 1920s... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Budapest, Hungary
Rainy day excursion

Another beautiful Italian catholic church. Not a destination unto itself, but a nice place to visit... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Dave S
Norman, Oklahoma
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Piazza Duomo, Reggio Calabria, Italy
+39 0965 28685
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral of Reggio at first looks like a huge concrete Neo-Romanasque hulk built in the 1920s after the old the cathedral was destroyed by the big earthquake. In spite of this the Duomo contains some noteworthy sights: (1) first of all the restored Chapel...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Another beautiful Italian catholic church. Not a destination unto itself, but a nice place to visit on rainy day or long stay touring.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Surprisingly beautiful from the outside and inside. Here St Paolo started his preaching in Italy.. A must visit!

Thank Mariliava
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Very pretty church In a beautiful city. Reverent feeling even though not Catholic it is an inspirational building. Enjoyed the art work.

1  Thank LDSitalian
Reviewed 21 November 2015

The Cathedral is modern as it was rebuilt after the earthquake and tsunami of 1908. The historical importance of this attraction is that it contains the remains of a column which is said to have burst into flame to provide light for St. Paul the...More

1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 29 October 2015

This Basilica in Reggio is absolutely beautiful! You get a feeling here that no modern church can give you in my opinion!

1  Thank felicia21
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I found the inscription - ΠΕΡΙΕΛΘΟΝΤΕΣ ΚΑΤΗΝΤΗΣΑΜΕΝ ΕΙΣ ΡΗΓΙΟΝ - above the portico strangely moving. It is from Acts, and records in plain, simple language (probably the words of St Luke) the arrival, one day two thousand years ago, of the ship carrying St Paul...More

3  Thank ELear
Reviewed 27 September 2015

It is very pretty, considering Reggio Calabria is a small town relative to other bigger cities where the cathedral spires rise above the buildings. The marble images are sculpted by local artists of the area.

1  Thank Mypace
Reviewed 4 April 2015

It is not very big or ornate, but still interesting if you are religious. It is pretty much at the very end of the tourist part of Via Garibaldi.

Thank Zeus I
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Unfortunately the Duomo is covered in scaffolding right now so it is difficult to see the outside. The side chapel is wonderful covered in many different colors and intricate designs of marble.

Thank Senta S
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Hi, I just visited Reggio for the first time. My Great Grand Parents, Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles survived the 1908 earthquake and emigrated to the US in 1909. I have a photo of most of them in front of a tent after the earthquake. When we were in Reggio we read that only 5 buildings survived or partially survived. Did the Duomo survive? You mention in your post that it was rebuilt. Does anyone know if records survived, if so where could I ask questions?
5 November 2015|
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