Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria

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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria
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Richard D
San Diego, CA172 contributions
Bellissimo
Aug 2021
This museum has a trove of archeologic treasures from many eras and cultures. The Riace Bronzes are the big draws but there is so much more. The displays are arrayed logically and orderly and the commentaries are just enough. Calabria is off the main tourist path and is a hidden gem. This National Museum is a gem in its own right and located close to the heart of Downtown Reggio
Written September 15, 2021
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Matt R
London, UK285 contributions
Awesome museum, cards not accepted
Sep 2021 • Solo
The museum is just spectacular, if you have any Calabrian heritage, you need to stop there. The amount of Greek artefacts is just insane. Bronzi are a marvel. However, I cannot accept that a museum in 2021 doesn’t accept cards or doesn’t have a POS payment machine
Written September 4, 2021
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giorgiocannella
Rome, Italy812 contributions
Masterpieces more important than Riace bronzes
Oct 2020
At the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria there are finds that, for archaeologists, are more precious than the Riace Bronzes.

The first realistic bronze portrait in the history of Greek art.

A complete metope with a domestic scene.
Notice the details: the folds of the woman's robe, the feet of the lion's paw chest, the two cushions on the chair, the back of the duck-neck chair, the capital depicted on the top of the armrest of the chair, the scenes of combat depicted on the side visible to us of the chest, the household objects including a mirror depicted above.

A glass cup intact and not tarnished by time performed with the so-called sandwich technique (glass, gold, glass).
It depicts two hunting scenes: a subject on horseback with a spear is about to pierce a beast, an archer is about to hit some deer.

The depiction of girls dancing in Greek art... and in Magna Graecia art.
Note the difference: in Magna Graecia art the figures detach themselves from the background and acquire depth.
With this technique we have like a three-dimensional photograph of a dance from about 2,500 years ago.
Written October 12, 2020
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Andrew S
London, UK424 contributions
Superb
Sep 2020
I suspect most visitors to this museum are there to see the extraordinary Riace bronzes and we were no exception spending little time exploring the three floors of exhibits. What we saw of the rest of the museum was interesting but unspectacular.

The bronzes are the star turn and certainly lived up to expectations. Extraordinary and very lovely.

When we visited, Covid restrictions were in place so we booked in advance via a slightly clumsy website. Fortunately, we learned that you had to book a specific time to visit as well as order tickets.
Written September 21, 2020
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Alina
2 contributions
One of the worst installations I have seen
Jan 2020 • Friends
Wonderful artefacts in the museum and lovely staff, however the museum itself has a very confusing layout and the worst part was seeing how extremely inadequately installed were the Bronzi di Riace- absolute masterpieces in the whole history of art - but completely abandoned in a ‘white box’ room with dirty walls, awful lighting (rather than, what one would hope, to be theatrical and enhancing) and with no explanations on their history. Such a shame and frankly quite shocking such an installation would even be considered. Please give these masterpieces their due!
Written January 20, 2020
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Don P
4 contributions
A really great regional museum
Oct 2019
Well organized and beautifully curated collection of artifacts from prehistoric through early Roman times; although the Riace bronze statues get top billing, there is so much more going on in this museum; I especially liked the exhibits of burial sites where the depth and location of grave goods were so well explained.
Written November 21, 2019
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Michael Adamidis 🇬🇷
Kastoria, Greece6,347 contributions
awesome
May 2019
its one of the best museums in italy.worths the visit and has many interesting findings of italian and greek ancient times
Written November 15, 2019
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pocoklany
Zurich, Switzerland75 contributions
You shouldn’t miss it
Nov 2019 • Friends
The reviews below said and summed it well! It’s a worth to visit museum, calculate 2-3 hours. Tons of information in English, interactive screens. Lots of materials and the two pretty good looking bronzis:)
Written November 9, 2019
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colin d
uk102 contributions
Fantastic museum!
Oct 2019
Absolutely fantastic museum, just of the lungomare, we made the trip to see the amazing bronzes, however there is so much more to see. Unlike many other museums in Italy there are many interactive displays and an huge amount of information in English, as good as Brescia and Paestum .The layout is well thought out and the museums contents cover the regions history from its very beginnings and of course it has the two unique bronzi.
Written November 6, 2019
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RAD10977
Spring Valley, NY243 contributions
Riace bronzes
Oct 2019
A major reason to visit Reggio Calabria. The museum is bright and airy but the incredible Riace bronzes are a reason to make a special trip. We did because we missed them on our last trip!
Written November 3, 2019
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