Villa San Giovanni

Villa San Giovanni is a city of 13,565 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2012) in the province of Reggio Calabria, Italy.

Geographical Location

Villa San Giovanni is located on the Strait of Messina, just a few kilometers from Sicily. To the north it borders on Scilla, on the south by the city of Reggio Calabria and on the east by Campo Calabro.


Villa San Giovanni been known for a long time for the production of silk. Today is not much of the once 56 silk weavers to see.

Villa San Giovanni was twice destroyed by earthquakes: the first time in 1783 and then in 1908 (earthquakes of Messina), which was the strongest earthquake in the history of Italy.


The economy of Villa San Giovanni is strongly associated with the sea. Due to its location, it is next to the port of Reggio Calabria, the most important point of connection with the Sicilian Messina. Villa San Giovanni is on the north - south route E 45 is where you can catch numerous Ferries, among other things, the Bluvia Line, a subsidiary of the Italian Railways. These are also used for translating the trains to Sicily.