Fodor's Expert Review Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia
Reggio Calabria is home to one of southern Italy's most important archaeological museums. Its prize exhibit, of course, is the two ancient Greek statues known as the Bronzi di Riace, which were discovered by an amateur deep-sea diver off Calabria's Ionian Coast in 1972. After a lengthy but necessary conservation effort, these 5th-century-BC statues of two Greek warriors, thought to be the work of either Pheidias or Polykleitos, now take pride of place in their special temperature-controlled room, complete with earthquake-resistant bases. Visitors are allowed to view the bronzes in groups of 20, every 20 minutes. Make sure you have time to head upstairs to see the many other antiquities; there are descriptive panels in English and Italian.