What travelers are saying
- Relaxing, endearing and stimulating place with books, music, encounters. A place not to be missed when you first visit Reggio as it is located on the central Via Emilia and it offers a window into the very soul of our little town.Written March 20, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A hidden gem in Regio Emelia. The ceilings are incredible! Unlike many historic and beautiful Italian churches there was no fee to go inside. We did leave a donation!Written October 1, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Worth visiting when in Reggio Emilia. The birth of the Italian colors and pattern to its flag occurred here. Impressive room.Written October 2, 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I liked drinking in squares at night here. This square was one of my favourites as it had shade from trees and plenty of people to watch.Written June 20, 2022
- Being from Reggio Emilia it is difficult to be objective when it comes to speak about one of the most iconic building of my town. Having said that, I am sure that everybody would be impressed by the beauty of one of the most beautiful Opera houses in the whole world.
Not only is it a landmark, but also a a real temple of culture (opera, classic and modern music, ballet, etc.) and an architectural wonder in the heart of Reggio.
Coming to Reggio Emilia and not visiting the Theatre, eating the delicious (as well as fattening) food and not enjoying the quality of life of the town and its surroundings would be both a crime and a sin.
If one doesn't want to (or can't) see a concert, a ballet or a play, one can still visit the Theatre. It is possible to book both solo and group visit at short noticeWritten May 8, 2015
- Around a 20 minute walk from the town centre of Reggio Emilia, the MAPEI Stadium is one of Italy’s more modern stadiums, hence the sponsorship based name. It has the novelty of being built into a shopping centre, which is certainly a first for me, in Italy anyway.
Home to both Reggiana, the actual team of Reggio Emilio, and Sassuolo, who have been groundsharing since their ascension to Serie A, it was the former I went to see in a Serie C clash as they try to work themselves back up through the ranks after their disastrous American ownership incident. €20 secured me a ticket in the more expensive Tribuna stand, so I imagine the Curvas are even cheaper.
Being attached to the shopping centre does provide a decent advantage to a lot of stadiums in the country in that there is at least a variety of eating outlets you can visit pregame, although there is also a decent van outside the stadium selling hotdogs and the like. I’d definitely recommend eating before you go in though. Not that the stadium is anywhere near the worst catered I’ve encountered in Italy, they did at least stock ham sandwiches in addition to crisps and drinks. But I feel you’re better outside.
Inside the ground it’s rather exposed to the cold, but otherwise actually a fairly nice modern stadium. Seats sturdy and well maintained, clean and presentable. Although I’m somewhat confused as to why they chose blue and white seats given neither team who plays there wears anything resembling these colours. The views all seem good and unobstructed, but my only complaint is that in addition to how cold it gets, even behind the stand, a lot of the seating isn’t actually protected from rainfall despite the roof.
It’s a solid match day experience though, fairly priced tickets, decent prematch eating options, a good stadium and a decent atmosphere. The ground holds just over 21,000 spectators, and I wouldn’t expect it to ever come close to full for Reggiana, but their fans are still a liveley bunch. Looking at Sassuolo’s average attendance it doesn’t seem like you’d struggle to get a ticket for them either.
I wouldn’t place this near the top of my favourite Italian stadia, but I also don’t have many complaints. Probably not going out of your way for, but I wouldn’t recommend against it if in the area.Written February 20, 2022
- Especially from 80’s and 90’s, also beginning of this century. One of the largest I have ever seen. And very well exhibited.
The best place to visit in Reggio Emilia.
Mostly works from Italian artists (Arte povera; Arte concetuale; Arte minimaliste) and American artists; some Germans. Nearly no street art.
Careful: you have to book your visit in advance!Written January 21, 2018
- We took the train from here to Bologna. It’s a very efficient service if you know what to do and where to stand. I recommend buying tickets in advance as there’s no one around to ask for help!Written September 2, 2019
- Impressive piece of architecture, with beautiful paintings and decorations inside. Also, the exterior is nicely decorated and there are 5 lions guarding the basilica. We were lucky enough to hear the organ during the mass - a great experience.Written June 2, 2019
- We walked to the piazza and noticed there was a festival happening there and then walking around we noticed the museum so we thought we would have a look here before walking over to check out the 'celebration of France festival'. The museum was in the older style as we had seen many times around Italy where there are cabinets of samples and they are set up in rooms focusing on similar items. I like this style of museum and I enjoyed looking at their samples of everything from paper to body parts.Written January 23, 2019
- The church is located in the most important square of the Reggio Emilia city and the exterior doesn't look very promising. However, the inside is much better. We had the opportunity to be there during the mass and the sound of music from organ and choir was amazing.Written June 2, 2019
- During my summer visits to Reggio Emilia I always make time to visit the galleries @ Palazzo Magnani. Always interesting - or thought provoking, or inspiring ... sometimes all three or more. Wee Gee - very interesting! Crime in the Big Apple. This year - Sex and Revolution! The April to July exhibits are connected to Fotografia Europea. In 9 years, I have disappointed.Written August 1, 2018
- Piazza Prampolini is the main square of Reggio Emilia, in the heart of the old town.
The rectular "piazza" (the italian word for "square") is delimited by the Town Hall (Municipio - with its marvellous "Sala del Tricolore"), the Duomo (the Cathedral) and the oldest bank in town, in accordance to the medival tradition of having the buildings of the political, religious and financial powers facing one-another in the same place.
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornig the square hosts a lively street market.
The most interesting things to visit are the "Sala del Tricolore" (where the first Italian parlament voted on the adoption of the national flag in 1797), the "Museo del Tricolore" (the museum of the Italian flag), the Duomo and the Baptistry with their ancient mosaicsWritten April 25, 2016
- I have only cried twice this summer: the first time, was when I saw Van Gogh's paintings at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. The second time was today, when I saw the artwork of Reggio Emilia's children at the Centro Internazionale Loris Malaguzzi.
EVERYONE should visit this place, not just elementary teachers. To see how the educators in Reggio Emilia are able to step back and let children develop their own ideas and thoughts, and then turn those ideas into artwork is amazing. The educators become recorders of the children's activities and conversations, but they don't try to control them.
The pre-schools in Reggio Emilia were set up, after World War II, so that the center of each school was an atelier (artist studio) in the center with classrooms around it, so that the atelier was the center and heart of the school. Students from each classroom can spend hours each day in the atelier, working on projects, or even a whole day.
Do yourself a favor. Go spend 2-3 hours at the Centro to see what children can do when given the freedom to do it. Bonus: the snack bar must be run as a non-profit. Coffee was $1.20, croissant was the same price. About half of what you would pay anywhere else.Written September 2, 2022
Frequently Asked Questions about Reggio Emilia
- The best day trips from Reggio Emilia according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Parmigiano Reggiano & Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale
- Emilia Flavors: Parmigiano, Balsamic Vinegar and Local Wines Discovery Tour
- Private Parmigiano Balsamic Parma Ham and Wine Tasting Tour
Reggio Emilia Attractions Information
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