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Do I need to prebook to see Riace Bronzes in Reggio Calabria

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Do I need to prebook to see Riace Bronzes in Reggio Calabria

I am planning to visit the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Reggio Calabria to see the Riace Bronzes during the week beginning Monday 7th April.

Do I need to pre-book a time slot, or will I be able to arrive and get in to see the Bronzes without having to wait for too long?

Just trying to gauge how busy the museum will be in early April.

Thank you for any advice you can give me!

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1. Re: Do I need to prebook to see Riace Bronzes in Reggio Calabria

Hi Pam,

here the information about the Bronzi archeocalabria.beniculturali.it/index.php…

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2. Re: Do I need to prebook to see Riace Bronzes in Reggio Calabria

Hi Pam M,

You can book in advance if you'd like, but only groups are really required to book in advance. Otherwise you can arrive, and then purchase your ticket on arrival.

But if your time is limited, it would be prudent to book in advance.

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3. Re: Do I need to prebook to see Riace Bronzes in Reggio Calabria

Thank you both for your replies.

I'm really looking forward to seeing these masterpieces; as this will be my only chance to see them, I'm going to take your advice, Vagabonda, and prebook - just in case I arrive at the same time as a large group!

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4. Re: Do I need to prebook to see Riace Bronzes in Reggio Calabria

Prego Pam M,

Don't discourage if you must attempt that number ((+39) 3207176148) several times. Also note that no one speaks English.

Hope you enjoy, and hope you'll report back.

All the best!

Vagabonda

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5. Re: Do I need to prebook to see Riace Bronzes in Reggio Calabria

Please report back, I'd be interested to hear how your trip goes as well.

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6. Re: Do I need to prebook to see Riace Bronzes in Reggio Calabria

I suggest to book in advance. There were many negative feedbacks about the organization and the waiting times. As described in the link I added to my previous comment, the visit includes a few stages:

- a pre-filter room with a 20 minute video

- a filter room where, according to the link, guests have to wait three minutes. Some reports from visitors say 10/15 minutes

- visit of the statues (twenty minutes according to the link)

The total duration of the visit is 43 to 55 minutes, but "access is allowed only up to a maximum of twenty people". Even with a small queue, visitors might end up spending a couple of hours in the museum.

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