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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria

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I loved the visit and loved the "Bronzi"

A big hype surrounds the "Bronzi di Riace" and there's always the risk of being disappointed when... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kiel, Germany
Excellent museum with English translations

This modern museum illustrates ancient history of the region with nice displays of artifacts found... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris and Dorot... A
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Via Giuseppe de Nava 26 | Piazza de Nava 26, 89123, Reggio Calabria, Italy
+39 0965 898272
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 December 2016

These are quite extraordinary - exquisite - and were well worth the special journey to Reggio (rejuvenated City, lovely promenade, great real food). The bronzes are housed in the brilliant new Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia. If only all museums could be like this: carefully...More

4  Thank CGL0nd0n
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

I bronzi are beautiful. Pity that this new museum is unorganized. Staff unfriendly. No signs. smallest tv screens ever seen in a museum to show the video anout the findings. I Bronzi is the only exhibition in the museum! People are disrespectful about not touching...More

3  Thank Pia32
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All reviews riace bronzes bronze figures top floor ancient greek worth the trip excellent museum the main attraction magna graecia modern museum awe inspiring well worth the visit special room four floors amazing collection two hours climate controlled air lock
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A big hype surrounds the "Bronzi di Riace" and there's always the risk of being disappointed when faced with the "real deal". I wasn't. The statues discovered at the bottom of the sea some 40 years ago are virtually perfectly preserved. But the rest of...More

Thank concertoitaliano
Reviewed 1 week ago

This modern museum illustrates ancient history of the region with nice displays of artifacts found in the area. The major pieces of the exhibit are the two bronze larger than life male statues, "I Bronzi di Riace," which were found in the sea near the...More

Thank Chris and Dorot... A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The main attraction in this museum are the two large bronze Greek sculptures that are 2500 years old. They are a marvel to behold and have been restored perfectly. There are also many other ancient artifacts on display.

Thank joeF_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is well organised and truly interesting tying both Sicilian and Calabrian history together. The video about the Bronze was fascinating and we were moved by seeing such splendid examples of Greek art dating from 2500 years ago.

Thank countrylover186416
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has so much to offer and it is so very well presented and approachable. The bronzes that were cast in the 5th Century were frankly amazing. We had arrived early in the day and basically had the display hall to ourselves ~ magical....More

Thank Comoxfoodie
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum with so many artifacts. Beautifully presented with wonderful commentary in both Italian and English. The Riace Bronzes are awe inspiring.

Thank camillePointPleasant
Reviewed 1 October 2018

While in Reggio take the time to go to the museum - one of their displays are these modern day finds (in the 1970's I believe)of bronze statues that date back hundred of years BC! Amazing craftsmanship. Worth seeing.

Thank margaret0077
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We traveled from Tropea to visit the museum. The Bronzi de Riace, two centuries-old statues, were worth the trip. They are artistically perfect, on the same par as Michelangelo’s David. The area was not crowded at all, and it was a bonus to take pictures...More

Thank notloy
Reviewed 22 September 2018

It is an amazing museum which is best known for the C5th B.C. Greek Riace bronzes which were found under the sea in 1972. These are superb & are kept in a special room. The museum also contains other very good statues, vases & artefacts...More

Thank Traveller1XX
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Four floors of well presented and described objects illustrating the evolution of civilisation in the area of Magna Graecia, from the neanderthals to the Romans. And they have that famous small collection of bronze statues recovered from classical era shipwrecks

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6 May 2018|
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Response from Leslie T | Reviewed this property |
No need to prebook. The bronzi are spectacular- enjoy
Russell P
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Response from cycleplus1 | Reviewed this property |
But don't use your flash,I was told off!