Evenings are a great time to stroll along the beautiful promenade and people watch, for many of the locals take their daily exercise or socialise there.
OK, so you've done all there is to do in Reggio, now grab the keys to your hire car and head off for the real attractions of the region. Pentedattilo is a pretty village, 45 minute drive away and is backed by a series of five cliffs which resemble fingers. From the village you can see Mount Etna in Sicily; even more spectacular when the cone is smouldering.
Next head for Scilla, another old Greek town. Once more you'll enjoy staggering views as well as having a beautiful beach. If you get bored of the beach, take a walk up to Ruffo Castle for more great views.
Finally for a great day out in your hire car, drive the route through the Aspromonte National Park – in winter you can ski there too.
Reggio di Calabria's airport is only 5km out of the city and is easily reached if you arrange to collect a hire car from Reggio Calabria Airport. Once out of the airport grounds, take the E90 north before turning west into Reggio itself.
There used to be flights from the UK with Ryanair but they were pulled a few years back meaning that UK travellers to Reggio di Calabria now have to transfer at Rome or Milan Airports.
If you are looking to explore past the towns museum and beach, you're going to find that a hire car is essential. It makes sense to pre-book your hire car from Reggio Calabria Airport so that it's ready when you arrive. By booking in plenty of time you'll benefit from great deals and our ability to source special offers meaning that your hire car will not cost a fortune and can save you money when compared to other hire car companies.
Low prices don't mean low quality with us and you'll still get an up to date hire car which has been regularly maintained and cleaned specially for you. It'll be comprehensively insured and have collision damage waiver and emergency assistance included in the price too.
So, if you're keen to enjoy a little of the Calabria region, make sure one of your first jobs is to book your hire car and begin exploring Reggio di Calabria and beyond.