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Lungomare “Falcomatà”

Where Viale Italo Falcomatà, Reggio Calabria

The "Falcomatà" Seafront  is one of the most famous street of Reggio Calabria. It’s dedicated to the mayor Italo Falcomatà, protagonist and inspirer of the "Spring of Reggio". "The most beautiful kilometer in Italy", as defined by Gabriele D'Annunzio, is actually about 1,7 km long (from Independence Square to Garibaldi Square). The Seafront of the historic center of Reggio occupies the coastal area between the port and the "Fort to Sea" (the old Castelnuovo, near Punta Calamizzi), and consists of four waterfront (Falcomatà, Matteotti, Corso Vittorio Emanuele III and Viale Genoese Zerbi). The front of the sea is full of palm trees and plant species; the avenue is full of Art Nouveau buildings, among which Zani Palace, Spinelli Palace and Villa Genoese Zerbi, as well as numerous commemorative monuments and archeological remains of the greek-roman period (Greek walls and Roman thermal baths). Between the sea and the walk there is "The Arena Strait", greek-style theater that hosts cultural events, in front of the monument to Vittorio Emanuele III, who landed here July 31, 1900. From the Reggio Seafront it can appreciate the "Mirage of the Morgana Pixie", a striking optical phenomenon as a result of which it can see Sicily very close in the image reflected into the sea.

 

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