We were lucky to visit the underground archaelogical site at the square in front of the Town Hall
In the aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake of 1908, which destroyed the city, Paolo Orsi developed the idea of building a large National Institute as a permanent museum dedicated to ancient Greece in Reggio Calabria. The project took shape in 1954 with the merger of local collections and state ones.
The new permanent exhibition, which originated from the remodeling of the building that started in 2009, features 220 displays and is divided into four levels, which tell the story of the human population in prehistoric times until Roman Calabria, in chronological order.
Scilla, in the province of Reggio Calabria, is one of the most beautiful and characteristic villages in Italy, destination of artists in every age and of every nationality. The origins are ancient, confused between mythology, history, legend and poetic images fed for millennia by the natural environment.
Tambourines and tammorre are framed musical instruments widespread throughout the Mediterranean area. The tamburrello, smaller in shape than the tammorra, is widespread in Calabria where it takes the name of tammurinu or tambureddu.
In the sector of musical instruments, Calabria boasts a quality production. In Bisignano there is still a historical factory of lutes, violins and guitars: the workshop of the De Bonis brothers, the last heirs of an ancient family of luthiers, who for centuries have built instruments characterized by a particularly sweet and vibrant sound, due to a combination of elements (choice of woods, proportions, glues used).