Reggio Calabria Things to Do
Walking along the Reggio Calabria streets you can find all the traditional handicraft of the region, from pottery to fabrics, woodwork to jewelers to wrought iron. A particular item of Reggio Calabria is the smoking pipe, still made by a few specialized craftsmen.
Tradition and events
Like the entire region, in Reggio Calabria and its vicinity there are a lot of traditional festivals. In September there is the festival of the Madonna della Consolazione, in which an effigy of the Virgin that is carried shoulder-high in a procession through the streets of the town. Another remarkable festival is the Festa della Madonna dell’Alto Mare in Palmi, close to Reggio Calabria: a procession of boats carries a statue of the Virgin, leading her to the beach of Tonnara, while the town is lit up with fireworks and lights.