Reggio, Italy

Reggio Emilia is an affluent town of northern Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna region. It is the main commune (municipality) of the Province of Reggio Emilia.

Places of interest include the 13th-century cathedral, the Renaissance Church of the Madonna della Ghiara, and the Parmeggiani art gallery. The old town of Reggio is also worth a visit.

Things to See & Do

* Reggio Cathedral
* The Basilica di San Prospero
* Piazza San Prospero
* Palazzo Ducale
* Reggio Old Town

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 231 km²
Population – 168,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +39

Port Location – There are ports located at Ravenna, Rapallo and La Spezia.

Travel Links – There's no major airport in Reggio Emilia. There is a national airport in Parma (50 km far). The town can be easily reached from Milano airport Linate or even better from the airport of Bologna, G. Marconi.

Being close to Bologna and Milano, the main hubs for train traffic in the north of Italy, it's relatively easy to reach Reggio Emilia by train. The train station in at walking distance from the city center, and relatively safe compared to major cities train stations. From Milano and Bologna it's possible to book expensive and fast Eurostar trains, or just jump - without reservation - on a Regional train (slower, probably a bit dirty, but definitely cheaper).

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