In the heart of the historic center of Reggio Emilia
Albergo Reggio is located in the heart of the historic center of Reggio Emilia in via San Giuseppe, just a short walk from piazza del Duomo and piazza del Monte and just 100 meters from Hotel Posta, of which it is the annexe. Housed in a historic building, Albergo Reggio has an enviable position among the 3-star hotels in Reggio Emilia: an excellent solution for both business trips and vacations.
The area surrounding the hotel is truly pleasant: the historic via Emilia, 20 meters from Albergo Reggio, is the street where you can find international designers’ clothing stores and accessory shops (the brands, Max Mara and Mariella Burani were created and have now their headquarters in Reggio Emilia), jewelry shops and gastronomic specialties shops where the traditional balsamic vinegar from Reggio Emilia and Parmigiano Reggiano are prominently displayed as well as the well-known aged cheese known all over the world, (Albergo Reggio organizes guided tours to production sites surrounding Reggio Emilia). There is plenty of typical restaurants and trattoria where you can try the delicious Reggio Emilia cuisine, which includes stuffed egg-based pasta (tortelli d’erba and cappelletti, ragu, typical deli meats, etc.
Reggio Emilia is also art and history and, if you stay at Albergo Reggio, you can’t afford to miss: the Museo del Tricolore, that honors the Italian Flag, which was created in Reggio Emilia in 1797 and became the Italian national flag in 1848; piazza del Monte with its beautiful Palazzo del Monte di Pietà, Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo (home of Hotel Posta), the Valli Municipal Theater, the Duomo, the Basilica di San Prospero with Procaccini frescos and the Santuario della Beata Vergine della Ghiara, with a splendid array of works by 17th century Emilian artists.
And don’t forget the modern and contemporary art that made Reggio Emilia an important destination in Italy: the Collezione Maramotti with more than 200 works, open to the public by appointment only; Palazzo Magnani, the important exhibition center; Galleria Parmeggiani, a private collection of works from the last century; the permanent installations of Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Luciano Fabro and Richard Serra and, finally, the three bridges designed by architect Calatrava.
Reggio Emilia is famous all over the world for Reggio Children, the international center to defend and promote the rights and future of children, with its headquarters near the International Loris Malaguzi Center and the Aterballetto, the contemporary dance company that produces and stages shows with international artists and choreographers.