Reggio Calabria, on the Strait of Messina, is Calabria’s largest city. Visit the National Museum of Magna Graecia, one of the three premier archeological museums in Italy. Its many important Greek finds are capped by the Riace Bronzes, warrior statues from the 5th century BCE. After a lunch of Calabrian specialties, visit the Aragonese Castle, the Church of Ottimati, the Duomo, ancient Greek walls and Roman baths. View the strait from the waterside promenade – with luck you’ll spot the ‘fata morgana,’ an unusual optical phenomenon that makes objects seem to float above the horizon. Stroll the Corso Garibaldi, browsing the most exclusive shops in Reggio.