Tips for Reggio mini-bus and coach tourism

Useful tips for Reggio bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and  ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Reggio. Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Reggio. Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Reggio highlights.

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What to see in Reggio Calabria with your coach bus minibus rental with driver

Here you have some activities to do and visits that you can make with your group in the city of Reggio Calabria and its surroundings in rental coach or minibus with driver:

Excursions by coach or minibus with private chauffeur from Reggio Calabria

If you decided to make your journey through Calabria in summer or when it is hot no doubt an group excursion that you cannot miss is the beach Paradiso del Sub. The name says it all, and it will delight both lovers of lazt beach life as those engaged in diving. The crystal clear waters, white sand and rocks are a dream. The images certainly speak for themselves, and set us in a real "Italian Caribbean". Calculate an hour and a half or so to make this journey with a bus or minibus and a Calabrian driver from Reggio to this beach.

Coach from Autolinee Federico

Coach from Autolinee Federico

To the forts of Pentimele by bus:

If you are lovers of photography, you will surely enjoy a privileged position above the city to take general shots of great beauty. You can get them from the Pentimele forts, ancient military buildings that dominate the Strait of Messina, which separates Reggio Calabria from Sicily. You can climb walking (calculate a couple of hours) but perhaps you will find it easier to tell the driver of the minibus to drive you up the hill. Make sure to do it when the sky is clear and the views reach the Etna volcano in Sicily. Don't go up the Hill of Pentimele without a camera, or at least have prepared your mobile phone since the views are worth it! There are 7 kilometres from the centre until the 'Collina di Pentimele'.

No bus needed to visist the centre of Reggio Calabria

Paseo Marítimo Falcomatà: for many visitors, this promenade with the local name of Viale Italo Falcomatà is the most beautiful of all Italy. Not in vain, it is known as "the most beautiful kilometer in Italy", because of the buildings which are facing the sea, the gardens that adorn it and the exquisite care they have with it. Therefore, the first thing that must be done in Reggio Calabria is simply to walk along this single kilometer.

Lungomare

Reggio Calabria, Lungomare credit: Demetrio Filocamo CC BY-SA 2.0

Roman baths: in your ride by Lungo Falcomatà you will find the Roman baths of Reggio Calabria. All major Roman cities had their baths, and they constitute therefore a historical witness of first order of Roman times, since one can sense their former glory.

National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria: following the historic visit, the archaeological museum is undoubtedly one of the most important in the country and therefore it can be worthwhile, even to escape a bit of the dazzling sun that often hits in summer in Calabria. It has an extensive collection and it is organized so you can tour history nicely. It is located in Via Giuseppe Nava 26, not far from the seafront.

Reggio Calabria's arena

Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta: it would not be possible to think that you have visited an Italian city without having seen its cathedral or main "duomo". Here in Reggio Calabria, the Cathedral of Santa Maria, located in the inevitable Piazza del Duomo, is an impressive white building whose origins date from the beginning of the second millennium, no less! It is impressive on the outside as much as it is on the inside.

Eat an ice-cream at Da Cesare: visitors who are in Reggio Calabria in summer should taste a delicious delicacy, and very typical activity of the city. The gelateria Da Cesare, located in Piazza Indipendenza, halfway to Lungomare Falcomatà, is an institution in the city and it is considered by some people one of the best in all Italy. Ask for a brioche with hazelnut icecream at Da Cesare hazelnut is one of the greatest pleasures that you can experience at a gustatory level in your trip around the country in the form of boot. As almost everyone likes ice cream, it is a good time to invite the driver of your bus to a couple scoops of icecream.

Drinks and nightlife in Reggio Calabria

Even if this city is not the liveliest in the country as regards nightlife, bars and clubs are not missing so all of you can have fun at night. One of the best known and most visited byt he inhabitants of Reggio Calabria  is the Gatto Matto, located in Via Demetri Tropepi 145, in the heart of the city. There you can enjoy good cocktails and a lively atmosphere.

Tour to the city of Reggio in Calabria

Tour to the city of Reggio in Calabria
Original publication: Excursion à Reggio Calabria credit: Olivier Duquesne CC BY-SA 2.0

Walking or by minibus with driver around Reggio Calabria?

You may have already checked that in Reggio Calabria almost everything is located within the "most beautiful kilometer of the country", i.e., that you will only need good shoes to visit the main beauties of the city. If your hotel is not located very far it can be the perfect place to give a day off to the driver who is accompanying you on your tour.

City Tours in Reggio 

You can rent a bus in Reggio for tours in the city or in the region of Calabria. A city that offers gorgeous beaches, historical and cultural heritage and the flavour of that Italy which in other parts  of the country that are more tourist is already lost, certainly deserves a quiet visit. To move through it with the necessary calm, and to visit the impressive cathedral and the archaeological museum, as well as the Roman baths and  beaches, of course, you will need the comfort of your rental bus with driver.

   Beach at Reggio in Calabria

Beach at Reggio in Calabria
Original publication: Reggio di Calabria credit: Luca Galli  CC BY 2.

Tours in Calabria

While Calabria is not so well-known to tourists as other regions of Italy (perhaps its fame is due to negative situations such as the mafia, the same that happens in neighbouring Sicily), the climate of this region and its geographical and historical variety make the visit recommendable, without a doubt.

The Calabria region is composed of five provinces, and it is bathed by the Tirenico and Ionian Seas, and separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. It is a land dominated by the sea, and it has landscapes and beaches of so much beauty that they can compete perfectly with the famous beaches of Sardinia, for example. Your tour with private transport in a rented bus with driver around Calabria can start at beaches as the one of San Nicola Arcella, with its arch of rock, or villages of incredible charm as the one of Scilla deserve no doubt the visit.

Amantea, Calabria

What to see and what to do in Calabria

A unique enclave: Scilla

Calabria combines seascapes of turquoise water and white and fine sand with historical heritage as few regions in Italy, and both come together in Scilla impressively. 20 minutes away by bus from Reggio Calabria, in this mythological town cited by Homer you can visit the Ruffo Castle, perched high on the rocks above the sea; the small village of fishermen and  the beautiful beach, of course.

Scilla

Scilla credit: Anna Majkowska CC BY 2.0

Arcomagno in San Nicola Arcella

In the province of Cosenza, 250 kilometres approximately from the city of Reggio Calabria, is the beach of Arcomagno in San Nicola Arcella. Although this tour will take you about three hours on the way to go and back, it would be unforgivable to be in Calabria and not to see  see this unique place.

The Arcomagno beach

The Arcomagno beach
Original publication: La spiaggia di Arcomagno in Calabria credit: Viaggio Routard CC BY 2.0

This spectacular enclave, also known as Sarreceno cave, is close to the beach of La Marinella, and to reach it you have to do it either swimming, or on a boat. If you swim to it, make sure to do it slowly to avoid losing breath halfway. Once you are there, you will feel it has been worthwhile, for sure.

Visit to the town of Tropea     

Seeing the picture of this beautiful place, located about 100 kilometers from Reggio Calabria, perhaps think that it will be another day enjoying a wonderful beach. And no doubt the town of Tropea, in the province of Vibo Valentia, which you will reach after an hour and a half ride by rental bus with chauffeur, is surrounded by a seascape really worth seeing. However, in this case the visit to the city itself is very interesting, since a stroll through its charming streets and a visit to the monastery of Santa Maria, on top of a steep rock are really worthwhile, apart from taking a swim in its transparent waters.

 Tropea

Tropea credit: artq55 CC BY-SA 2.0

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