Sited in Reggio Calabria, in the homonymous square, the Aragonese Castle contains centuries of history and it is considered, together with the Riace Bronzes, one of the symbols of the city.
Even if it is called “Aragonese”, its origins are indeed a lot more ancient.
During the centuries it has always been restored and enlarged by its conquerors: from the Normans, that established there their Court, to the Angevins and at last the Aragoneses.
It was Ferdinando I of Aragona who, in 1458, commissioned the most substantial changes to the castle, that then reached its maximum size.
The decay of the building started at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Other collapses and demolitions had marked its history until the recent and radical restoration that brought it back to its ancient splendor.
It is today the seat of expositions and art exhibitions.