University for foreigners "Dante Alighieri", with its headquarters in Reggio Calabria, sponsored by the local committee of the "Dante Alighieri" and the Consortium for the Universita' per Stranieri "Dante Alighieri" of Reggio Calabria, was established, under the legal rules , as a non-statal legal university, an institution of higher education with a special order, starting from the academic year 2007-2008.
The University is supported by the Region of Calabria with its own law (Regional Law n. 1 32 December 1988, as amended) of the Organising Committee, the Province, the Commune and the Chamber of Commerce of Reggio Calabria, which provide the capital and ensure the normal functioning of the University.
Reggio Calabria seafront
An example of harmonious perfection.The happy union of Art Nouveau and classic style buildings and the variegated and majestic vegetation slopes down towards the evocative sea of Straits of Messina,whit Sicily in the background.
Magna Grecia National Museum
Among the most important museum in Italy,its houses a large patrimony of finds brought to light over the past hundred years of archaeology activity on regional territory.The section on marine archaeology is quite extraordinary with the famous Riace Bronze statues as its culminating feature.
Giuseppe Garibaldi Street
Garibaldi Street, or simply "il corso", is one of the main arteries of Reggio Calabria, both in relation to the city viability and from an economic-commercial point of view.
Rebuilt after the earthquake of 1908, the road connects the northern part of Reggio with the south, with a route of about two kilometers, many of them exclusively pedestrian. The road runs parallel to the waterfront. Along it opens Place of Duomo, with the Cathedral, one of the most important religious buildings in the city and the entire region, and you can also admire the Church of St. Giorgio, dedicated to the patron saint of Reggio Calabria.
But Garibaldi Street in Reggio is also the shopping and strolling street: along this street there are the most important shops in the capital, as well as bars and cafes. Those who want to relax, however, can stop at the Manor Umberto I.
A costruction that has survived natural catastrophes and demolition,the Castle still keeps intact its military structure and its fascination.Today it is used for important exhibitions.
Reggio Calabria is located in the heart of the Mediterranean, between the sea and the mountains. It is a land rich in scents and colors. Formerly known as "Calabria Ulteriore Prima", the province of Reggio Calabria has the highest population density in the Region. To the west it overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea, to the south and east to the Ionian Sea, to the northeast it borders with Catanzaro and to the north-west with Vibo Valentia. To the south-west it is only 3.2 kilometers from Sicily.
The territory is characterized by dense forests of chestnut, beech, oak and white fir trees, which alternate with cultivation of olives and vines, centuries-old rivers and coastal cliffs covered with ferns, brooms, strawberry trees, myrtles, oleanders and prickly pears. The coastal strip between Manor S. Giovanni and Gioiosa ionica is the natural habitat for the cultivation of bergamot.
The rivers are a distinctive feature of the province, from the mountains to the sea. Their course, even if short, runs through great gradients, creating vast depressions in the soil. The largest river in the Grecanic area is the Amendolea, which flows into the Condofuri Marina, designing an enormous silver pebble ribbon bordered by citrus and broom plants. Also the Locride is full of rivers, such as La Verde, between Bianco and Samo, characterized by spectacular gorges.
Another characteristic feature of the province is the area of the Tyrrhenian coast, with terraces built on the hills overlooking the sea. This stretch is called Costa Viola, because of the reflections that color the sea especially at sunset.
Much of the area of Reggio Calabria is the Aspromonte National Park, with acres of pine forests on the Tyrrhenian side and beech forests on the Ionian side.
Finally, the area of Tauro has a great variety of landscapes and is famous for the typical production of clementines. The Plain of Gioia Tauro includes very fertile lands, thanks to the reclamation started in 1818 by the Marquis Nunziata and continued in the following decades by the State.