Villa Comunale Umberto I, Reggio Calabria

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  • I spent some minutes walking, but I found the Interior a bit left to its fate. In my opinion there is little care, to trees that live should be reassessed and cared for!
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  • The villa comunale is a true botanical garden with a large collection of exotic plants. Just pay attention to the signs to understand and know the characteristics of the various plants. His air retro charms. We recommend a brief sojourn. A little to review the cleaning.
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  • Is located in the city centre close to Central station and at the end of the lungomare Falcomatà. Green lung rich of trees
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  • Nice Park area within the City
  • Founded as a botanical garden, the Villa Comunale di Reggio Calabria, was built on the initiative of the economic society and the area who acquired in 1850 Comizio Agrario. Inside, in 1880 was built a Beaux Arts property that housed the Meteorological Observatory and Geodynamic. At the end of the 19th century, for asking the Mayor of Reggio Calabria Demetrio Tripepi, the Botanical Garden owned property and became was transformed into public gardens. During the feast Madonna del September 1896, the gardens were opened and open to the public. In 1907, in the presence of King Victor Emmanuel III, was inaugurated the bronze bust of King Umberto I, made by sculptor Granted boat, by that time the gardens were named by "public gardens Umberto I". The bust of King Umberto is located at the entrance of the gardens on the side of Corso Garibaldi. It stands on a pedestal of white marble, within a flowerbed. Starting the walk in the gardens, among exotic plants you can admire the reggine bronze busts of eminent persons such as Domenico Tripepi, the Patriot Antonio Parker and Rocco Zerbi. You will also find the Rosetta Stone of the partisan (1944), the monument in honor of the fallen for institutional service (1992), a modern sculpture made in the years ' 70, depicting the busts and many Greek columns scattered in flower beds, discovered among material of carryover. Of particular importance is the stone of Syracuse Vitrioli House, portal, one of the few establishments that resisted the earthquake of 1908. The portal was in the House of the latinist and poet reggino Diego Vitrioli, in front of the villa, which was damaged during the bombing and then demolished in 1962. The portal was placed at the entrance of the villa comunale and later moved to the present location (1974).
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  • A beautiful old trees left to decay. I remember when I was a kid was a great place
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  • There is a children's play area. a pond with geese and pets ... Many flower beds and benches ... discreet
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  • Beautiful place but kept very bad could do much more
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