Motta San Giovanni Vacations

8 miles (13 kilometers) to the south of Reggio di Calabria, is Motta San Giovanni, an excellent place to add to your itinerary. If you are coming from the Strait of Messina Airport in Reggio di Calabria, Motta San Giovanni is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) to the north.

To appreciate the many textures of Reggio di Calabria, spread your wings and explore nearby neighborhoods like Reggio di Calabria, Lazzaro, and Condofuri.

Visitors to Motta San Giovanni, looking for something different, will appreciate the nearby museums and theaters. Book a tour, admire the building in which it is housed or simply enjoy the fascinating exhibits at the Museo San Paolo, the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia and Pinacoteca Civica. For a great night out, book tickets to the Teatro Comunale Francesco Cilea, one of the area’s best-loved performing arts venues.

If you are into nature, visit some of the nearby green spaces. These are great places to relax and unwind. Feel the breeze through your hair at one of the local beaches, for example the Lido Comunale Zerbi.

To really get a feel for the area, don’t miss some of the local sights such as the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, the Arena dello Stretto and the Monumento ai Caduti di Tutte le Guerre. These spots are much-loved by travellers from all over the world. The Reggio di Calabria area features some evocative reminders of the past; every local history tour should begin with a visit to Aragonese Castle. For a relaxing change of pace, pay a visit to the area’s most important religious sites, such as the Church of Saint Gaetano Catanoso and the Chiesa degli Ottimati.

Sports fans can spend an afternoon cheering on the Reggina Calcio soccer team in winter and the HinterReggio Calcio at Stadio Oreste Granillo, the city’s sporting heart and soul. When the full-time hooter blows, follow the throngs of local sports obsessives to a nearby pub to either celebrate, or commiserate, depending on the score.

For a real taste of this fascinating part of the world, consider making a reservation at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, it’s hard to go past the Grand Hotel Excelsior, the Hotel Apan, and the Hotel Palace Masoanri's.


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