The Historical Diocesan Archives of Reggio Calabria – Bova, declared of great historical interest on September 30, 1997, preserves, protects and enhances the historical archives of the dioceses of Reggio Calabria and Bova united on September 30, 1986 with the Instantibus votis decree of the Congregation for the Bishops. The documentary heritage consists of about 4000 archival units containing documents dating from 1495 to 2011, which occupy about 400 linear meters of metal shelving.


  1. Access will be allowed to a maximum of 4 people per day by reservation only;
  2. The reservation must be made, by email, no later than 12.00 noon on the day before the consultation, to the following email addresses:

  4. Users will be admitted to the Study Room only after wearing personal protective equipment (mask and gloves) to be kept during the entire time they are in the Institute;
  5. The Study Room, until new arrangements, will observe the following hours: Monday – Friday, 9.00-13.00 am;
  6. In the study room, users will need to comply with the rules of spacing set out in the regulations.;
  7. Scholars will be allowed to consult only one folder at a time;
  8. The requested folders can only be consulted in the same morning and returned by 12.30pm;
  9. Consulted folders can not be requested for the entire time of decontamination (10 days after delivery);
  10. Reproductions will be processed after the 10 days of decontamination of the archival material consulted.
  11. Reggio Calabria, December 4, 2020
    Il direttore
    dr. Maria Pia Mazzitelli

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