Famous People from Reggio  

Sciences

Lazzaro Spallanzani is one of the most talented and interesting figures in the field of scientific research. He was born in Scandiano in 1729 and had a brilliant scholastic career, becoming first professor of Physics and Mathematics at the Reggio University then head of the…

Music

From the Apennines to the low land, this area is a melting-pot of talent, a microcosm of sound. This land has given birth to unforgettable band leader such as Augusto Daolio – voice of the Nomadi, a socially committed band that people also called “Messangers…

Literature

The poet Matteo Maria Boiardo was born in 1441 in Scandiano, a feud of Reggio he ruled as heir of the noble Boiardo family. Taking inspiration from Petrarca he wrote the most beautiful collection of poems of the 15th century: Amorum Libri Tres, three books…

Theatre & Movies

Being a city of theatres, Reggio Emilia is the birthplace of many unforgettable artists who gave their contribution to the national and international world of the stage. Romolo Valli was both a theatre and movie actor, a Reggio Emilia citizen who became so important that…

Visual Arts

The city of Reggio is quite proud of its illustrious citizens that, for one reason or another, have given great contribution to different fields: visual arts, music, performing arts, science and literature, the history and legacy of every one of them tells a lot about…