Messene and Rhegium / Messina and Reggio

Today we had an extra-curricular field trip to the ancient cities of Messene and Rhegium, to see their modern museums. The Messene one is famous for its paintings, especially those of Antonella of Messina (and his various nephews) and Caravaggio:



From Messene, we crossed the strait on a ferry to reach the wonderful Museum at Reggio, which features the amazing pinakes from Locri, a fine coin collection and the famous Riace Bronzes


which have a fascinating life in comic postcards and other media…



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