8 Best Things To Do In Reggio Calabria, Italy, At Night

things to do in Reggio Calabria at night

Reggio Calabria is the most populated commune of Calabria in Southern Italy. It is also the largest city of the commune. The city is located at the “toe” of the boot-like Italian Peninsula. This quaint city is separated from the island of Sicily by the Strait of Messina and sits by the majestic slopes of the Aspromonte.

From 1097, Reggio Calabria was deemed the center of the Archaeological Superintendence of Bruttium and Lucania. The city boasts beautiful and scenic views of the sea and sky. From strolling down parks, to tasting the local cuisine, here are some awesome things to do when roaming around Reggio Calabria, at night!

1. Have dessert by the sea at Gelateria Matteotti

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Just by the beach, this specialty gelato parlor serves a truly delectable array of sweets. They have gelati alle crème, ranging from cioccolato to tiramisu to caffe Arabica. They also serve gelati alla frutta, torte e specialita, and granite e cremolate. Their venue is spacious and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Gelateria Matteoti is sure to hit any visitor’s sweet tooth, with their luscious offerings.

Gelateria Matteotti

Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuelle III, 39, Reggio Calabria

Website: Gelateria Matteotti

2. Take a midnight stroll on the Lungomare Falcomata

Lidi - Lungomare Falcomatà (Reggio Calabria) - Italy
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Jacopo Werther used under CC BY-SA 4.0

The Lungomare Falcomata is a beautiful beachfront, dedicated to the protagonist of “Primavera di Reggio”, Italo Falcomata. It stretches for 1.7 kilometers (1.1 miles) long and has a magnificent view of the beach. It is, in fact, just by the beach of Reggio Calabria. There are a lot of places to sit and watch the waves here. The ambiance and the cool breeze are sure to make a midnight stroll along the Lungomare Flacomata a pleasant one.

Lungomare Falcomata

Address: Lungomare Falcomata, Reggio Calabria, Italy

3. Go to Punta del Faro

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Punta del Faro is a nature reserve by the beach. It features a magnificent view of the beach and a lighthouse. It is located just off the coast of Sicily— just a boat ride away from Reggio di Calabria via the Messina Strait. The Capo Peloro Lighthouse is visible on the shores of Reggio Calabria. As with all the sights in Reggio Calabria, this nature reserve, which was previously a fort, mixes the beauty of the blue Italian water with the magnificence of the night sky. This fort and nature reserve is both very historical and magnificent.

Punta del Faro

Address: Punta del Faro, Reggio Calabria, Italy

4. Have a romantic dinner at Officina del Gusto Enoteca Regionale della Calabria

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Italy is famously known for its romantic atmosphere, and of course, its cuisine. Combine both by having a romantic dinner at one of the best restaurants in Reggio Calabria, Officina del Gusto. They serve authentic Italian cuisine with a superb variety of wine. They also host intimate events and galas upon request. Dishes served in this fine dining restaurant are sure to encourage visitors’ appetite.

Officina del Gusto Enoteca Regionale della Calabria

Address: Via Placido Geraci 17/19, Reggio Calabria

Website: Officina del Gusto Enoteca Regionale della Calabria

5. Have a night-picnic by the Parco Ecolandia

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Parco Ecolandia is one of the parks around Reggio Calabria. It is also the usual venue for art festivals and the pop art and street culture of the city can be seen here, on the regular. Live bands and artists are usually seen in the park, playing and interacting with people. The annual FACE Festival is also regularly held in Parco Ecolandia. The Parco Ecolandia is a frequent hang out of the locals in Reggio Calabria— making it a good spot for tourists and locals to mingle and have fun together.

Night-picnic by the Parco Ecolandia

Address: Via Scopelliti, Arghillà, 89135 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy

Facebook: Parco Ecolandia

6. Visit the Planetario Provinciale di Reggio Calabria

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Also called the Planetario Provinciale Pythagoras, this museum opened in 2004 and is open from 9 am to 11 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. The museum is located in the heart of the city and the glass-like dome that caps the modern structure reflects the beauty of the small and historic Reggio Calabria. Inside the dome, spectacles of galaxies and stars are sure to amaze its visitors and there are several shows and exhibits regularly shown, as well as special exhibits, showcased annually.

Planetario Provinciale di Reggio Calabria

Address: Via Salita Zerbi, Parco Mirella Carbone

Website: Planetario Provinciale di Reggio Calabria

7. Visit Bar Pirrello

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The nightlife in Reggio Calabria is vibrant. There are several bars in the city, most notable is Bar Pirrello. Not just for beer and wine, they carry a selection of sweet and delicious desserts— from cakes to ice cream and everything in between.

Bar Pirrello

Address: Via Provinciale Cannavo’ Reggio Calabria, 61 Reggio Calabria

Facebook: Bar Pirrello

8. Take a night walk by the Brancaleone Marina

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Brancaleone is a commune in Reggio Calabria, located in the southeastern region of the commune. The famed Italian poet Cesare Pavese was exiled in Brancaleone, in 1935 and parts of his novel “The Moon and the Bonfires” refer to the time he spent here. Brancaleone Marina features the beautiful shore and beachfront and overlooks the serene Italian water. At night, the beautiful water reflects the beauty of the night sky, making for a magnificent walk along the green of the land and the blue of the water.

Romance in Reggio Calabria

San Luca (Reggio Calabria) - Italy - 10 May 2009 - (2)
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Reggio Calabria is one of the most romantic places to visit in Italy, especially at night. The view of the Italian night sky and shoreline is sure to hold captive anyone who visits the city. Teeming with creativity and beauty, Reggio Calabria is truly a beautiful city to visit and to top it all off, the sweet delicacies here are sure to satisfy anyone. Why not enjoy the beauty of Reggio Calabria soon? For more information on the places mentioned, visit the links cited.

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