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 CAMPING VILLAGE THURIUM

CAMPING VILLAGE
THURIUM

Excursions, points of interest and attractions close to CORIGLIANO CALABRO Francavilla Marittima San Demetrio Corone Paludi

CARIATI

CARIATI  Apri
Loc. CARIATI CS, ITALIA - CALABRIA  Navigatore
43 Km from THURIUM
  Area Caloveto, Cirņ Marina, Melissa
There are different versions about the origin of the name of the town. Could result from catherine (or Carina), ie, grace, beautiful and graceful. Alternatively, it is possible that the name derives from an original name Diana Caryatid, tied to a place sacred to Diana. In the tenth century the name came Korion, which derives from the greek Curuai (Greek inhabitants of caries). A final hypothesis is connected to the fact that Cariati was originally situated on the plain where now stands the village of Santa Maria; as was often the target of attacks by the Saracens of Khayr al-Din Barbarossa, the inhabitants were forced to move from the marina to the current location, from transport wagons derives the name Carriati, which in turn derives from the name. village on the shore of the sea, accessible from several points but with the current main entrance consists of Porta Pia. The first nucleus of the old town was built as a fortified strategic place in the Byzantine period, between the ninth and tenth centuries. The walls were fortified when the town was a family feud Ruffo. The full length of the perimeter is about a mile, interspersed with eight towers. Immediately after the main entrance of Porta Pia and the Porta Nuova, is the Palazzo del Seminario, built in the first half of the seventeenth century. From the door starts the course XX Settembre, the main street once Via Duomo), along which lies before the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel, and soon after, the Bishop's Palace, preceded by the village square (Piazza Plebiscito), where is the bell tower with a clock, built in 1904.

AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI FRANCAVILLA MARITTIMA

AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI FRANCAVILLA MARITTIMA  Apri
Loc. FRANCAVILLA MARITTIMA CS, ITALIA - CALABRIA  Navigatore
18 Km from THURIUM
  Area Corigliano Calabro, Cersosimo, Oriolo
  Brochure PDF
In 1879, while working on the construction of the road SS 92, which was to connect the Ionian coast in the Pollino, in the territory of Francavilla of findings emerged that the inspector MG Gallo linked with the ancient city of Lagaria.Successivamente in the thirties of the twentieth century dr. De Santis' picked with loving care what the peasants of the time they brought him or segnalavano.Nel 1959, when he built the aqueduct dell'Eiano crossing the territory of Francavilla there were great discoveries that mostly went after dispersi.Solo this looting of a hidden wealth, there was a little attention to the territory of Francavilla, with brief excavations, more profitable, under the guidance of the famous archeologist bell Paola Zancani Montuoro. This little attention was cut short in 1969 when he became the predominant discovery of Sybaris. In the following years were conducted brief excavations, certainly not with the necessary continuity allavalorizzazione a site unique in its kind, the results were always excellent. These small actions served to stop or at least curb the phenomenon of so-called grave robbers, who in those years made enormous fortune by selling artifacts looted, major museums around the world. In the early 90s of the last century, with the extraordinary intervention of the Law 64/86 is implemented the first step of the design in this area. The award goes to the Mountain Community High Ionian pointed in those years, the promotion of cultural heritage. I spent the other years, other interventions were made to make it accessible to visitors and a fortified area, which rises majestically on the plain of Sybaris, unfortunately, the Archaeological Park of Francavilla, still is not open to the public. Of course, the authorities of the Archaeological Superintendence, scholars, lovers of archeology, university professors, Italian and foreign students have studied, excavated and published their studies, or their dissertations, getting satisfaction from their efforts and their lavoro.Altri as grave robbers, got rich by taking handfuls from the immense treasure that was found in the basement francavillese. At Sybaris was made the National Archaeological Museum of Sybaris. The Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities - General Direction for Archaeological Heritage - The Atlas of Archaeology, accessible on the internet, describes the National Archaeological Museum of Sybaris: The site of Francavilla Marittima from which almost all of the materials stored the museum is actually very interesting as one of the most important indigenous settlements (Enotri) pre-colonial, the abundant life, a rich necropolis (loc. Macchiabate) which provided a large number of bronze objects of personal adornment worn by the deceased, and even a Phoenician bronze bowl in the first half of the eighth century. BC, witnessed perhaps the contacts between these people (or perhaps, however, brought by the Greeks). The abrupt cessation of life in the village (loc. Timpone della Motta) and the destruction of the around 730 BC is what leads us to believe that the arrival of the Greek colonists founding of Sybaris has led to a reduction of the premises in a state of servitude; and indeed revealing in this respect is the building of a temple to Athena on the remains of the destroyed village of Timpone della Motta. The sanctuary of Athena, by the way, most of the ancient city, which for the known events there are only a few traces, is in fact the main witness on the archaic phase of the Greek presence in the area, and returned most of the material of this period due to Sybaris in the Museum. Standing out among the materials a votive terracotta of the seventh century. B.C. depicting a female figure with a richly embroidered garment on which are depicted mythological scenes; fragments of ceramic grain imported from various Greek cities; numerous vessels proto; bronze warrior and maiden; a bronze plate by posting the sixth century. B.C. bearing the dedication of votive newsstand to Athena by Kleombrotos son Dexilawos winner at Olympia, as stated in the text.

PARCO NAZIONALE DELLA SILA

PARCO NAZIONALE DELLA SILA  Apri
Loc. CALOVETO - CALABRIA  Navigatore
29 Km from THURIUM
Altitude: 198 mt. a.s.l.  Area Paludi, Cariati, Melissa
  Brochure PDF
The Sila National Park is a national park, the third in chronological order to have been founded in Calabria after ilParco Pollino national and Aspromonte National Park

SALSICCIA DI CALABRIA DOP

SALSICCIA DI CALABRIA DOP  Apri
Loc. SAN DEMETRIO CORONE - BASILICATA  Navigatore
20 Km from THURIUM
  Area Corigliano Calabro, Francavilla Marittima, Paludi
  Brochure PDF
The origin of the Calabrian salami tradition probably dates back to the Greek colonization of the Ionian coast and to the glories of Ancient Greece. Historical records describe processing of pork since the seventeenth century. In that time you place the first written reference, ed in a work entitled Della Calabria Illustrated, where mention is made of a wide use of the technical specification for processing pork. In more recent times the production of sausages in Calabria is confirmed by statistics, published following the censuses of the time of Joachim Murat, dating back to the early nineteenth century. In those documents it also highlights the use of spices and flavorings derived from local plants to give more flavor to the meat. The particular taste and intense is enhanced by the combination with red wines of the local tradition, a high alcohol content. The sausage, which becomes part of tasty recipes of Southern cuisine, can be enjoyed on its own, served as an appetizer along with other meats and cheeses, combined with sourdough bread.

AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI CASTIGLIONE DI PALUDI

AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI CASTIGLIONE DI PALUDI  Apri
Loc. PALUDI - CALABRIA  Navigatore
23 Km from THURIUM
Altitude: 455 mt. a.s.l.  Area Caloveto, Cariati, Corigliano Calabro
A relaxed human settlement of the IV BC almost certainly related to a city Brettia, was investigated on the hill bordered by streams and Coseria Scarmaci, in the archaeological area of Castiglione di Marshes. On the plateau in front of the village, had been excavated 50 burials of the IX BC accompanied by guns, spears, iron and bronze, brooches, decorated plates and other items. The area of Castiglione di Marshes could hide the ancient city enotra Cossa, near which, later, the Brettii built their city. A city of Oenotria, known as Cossa, appears in a fragment of Hecataeus of Miletus in the sixth century BC and later Julius Caesar in De Bello Civili, mentions a city called Cossa in the territory of Thourioi. The name of the creek Coseria, near Castiglione di Marshes, appears to be a further indication for the identification of the ancient city enotria Cossa. If the archaeological area of Castiglione di Marshes retains few traces of the ancient city of Cossa, the city Brettia there remain substantial remains, first and foremost those of the walls, built of blocks of sandstone willing to dry, a few steps inside leading the stands . On the eastern side the fortified town gate, a rectangular court, defended by two circular towers high two floors. Inside, a road linking the main gate to the so-called theater, a semicircular building backs onto a natural slope, which could accommodate about 200 people. More likelihood as it is a place for public meetings of datable to the fourth century BC Still inside the city walls and a cistern were found the remains of some houses, distinguishable in two stages to the construction technique. The discovery outside the door of a deposit of votive terracottas female type, testifies to the existence of a small place of worship, other ones; already active with the city of Cossa. Among the materials found in the excavation of the archaeological area of Castiglione di Marshes, we highlight important for a man's face in some local sandstone and clay models of temples, and the tiles siglete vereia 'that show the activity of a public institution MEP the production scale of bricks.

PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO

PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO  Apri
Loc. PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO, ITALIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
44 Km from THURIUM
  Area Papasidero, Cersosimo, Francavilla Marittima
The Pollino National Park , which extends , with its 192 000 hectares, between the south and the north of Basilicata Calabria is the largest protected area in Italy. It is ed in the mountainous group of the Pollino higher in the Southern Apennines . The Lucania side of the park is divided into four main valleys : the valley of the Mercure , Valle del Frido , the Sarmento Valley and the Valley of Sinni . They belong to the Calabrian territory Raganello Valley and the Valley of Coscile . The park offers a variety of beautiful landscapes, with large areas of untouched different depending on the altitude . The Park is recommended for those who love trekking and hiking, for those who love the direct contact with uncontaminated nature and wilderness, to those who love mountain climbing and white water rafting , canyoning enthusiasts to the most extreme and all those who want to discover a territory solitary and quiet broken only by the wind that breaks through the leaves of trees, or enjoy the flavors and sensations already forgotten . Visit the Pollino National Park is a unique experience you will not forget . Will rediscover the pleasure of the embrace of nature wild and untouched , you will discover the ancient culture of the local population , polite and discreet, the taste of the true flavors . On the tops of the mountains , turning the sguado both east the horizon is the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west . The Pollino National Park is a treasure chest that holds the treasures of biodiversity. On the highest peaks you can see both the Loricato Pine , which grows on the walls solitary most inaccessible , both in flight and the rare golden eagles .

PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DI SIBARI

PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DI SIBARI  Apri
Loc. CORIGLIANO CALABRO - CALABRIA  Navigatore
4 Km from THURIUM
  Area Francavilla Marittima, San Demetrio Corone, Paludi
The archaeological site of Sybaris is located on the Ionian sea at a short distance from the mouth of the crater River. This part of the territory of Calabria, known as topographically sibaritide saw the emergence, development and growth and then decline of the great polis of Sybaris; were planted here, in later times to the destruction of the Greek city, overlapping in part to its ruins, before the center of the Hellenistic and Roman Thur and then Copy. This unique layering of Sybaris is one of the most extensive and important in the Mediterranean of archaic and classical periods. The life of the site began in 720 BC with the founding of the Achaean colony of Sybaris; stops in 510 B.C. with the destruction of the city by the Crotone; begins again in 444-443 BC with the founding of the Panhellenic Thur and extends through the Roman period with the deduction of the Latin colony in 193 BC Copy and its transformation into a Roman municipium in 84 BC. During the imperial period, from the first to the third century AD, resumed with renewed vigor, but because of the increasing waterlogging of the area began a slow decline and a gradual disuse through the V-VI century. d.C .; in the seventh century, the site was already definitively abandoned. As of the end of the 800, the interest in the remains still unknown and mysterious of Sybaris and its events, has allowed many decades of investigations based solely on the topographical indications of historical sources, to locate the site and finally start the excavations in the '30s. The large tematic campaigns of the 60s and the following decades, however, were allowed to explore only a small part of the large area of Sybaris, bringing to light structures mostly related to the Roman city of Copy. The various issues concerning the excavations - the thickness of the alluvial layers that cover the ancient structures, the phases overlap of the three cities, the water table which further aggravates the archaeological operations - lead to an accurate planning of archaeological interventions. They are not currently possible to treat large areas as in the past, the aim is through precise stratigraphic excavations to acquire and clarify some of the key aspects of the site of Sybaris-Thuri-Copy. In this regard, since the '90s is an ongoing project of archaeological excavations and through essays targeted gradualente door to clarify the structure and topography of the three urban cities.

PARCO NAZIONALE ALTA MURGIA

PARCO NAZIONALE ALTA MURGIA  Apri
Loc. PARCO NAZIONALE ALTA MURGIA, VIA FIRENZE, 10, GRAVINA IN PUGLIA BA, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
38 Km from THURIUM
  Area Oriolo, San Giorgio Lucano, Senise
Infinite spaces and colors of nature to immerse yourself and stop The territory of Alta Murgia National Park has been shaped over thousands of years by the forces of erosion. The canyon of Gravina in Puglia, which descends towards Matera and Bradano, marks the southwestern boundary of the protected area. Near Altamura are impressed with the sinkholes Pulicchio and Pulo, exceeding respectively 100 and 70 meters deep. Although the Park's landscape has changed over the centuries by man, the Alta Murgia preserved fauna and flora of great interest.

ORIOLO

ORIOLO  Apri
Loc. ORIOLO - BASILICATA  Navigatore
41 Km from THURIUM
Altitude: 429 mt. a.s.l.  Area Cersosimo, San Giorgio Lucano, Rotondella
Oriolo (Kastron Ortzoulon, in greek Byzantine) is an Italian town of 2,318 inhabitants in the province of Cosenza in Calabria. Source remote, was born as a fortress to protect the residents fled from the coast to take refuge from the continuous raids of the Saracens. Perched on a cliff about 500 meters high, has a splendid medieval village intact, with beautiful facades of palaces, on the main road leading to the Aragonese castle. It was first feud of Sanseverino from Salerno, then move in the sixteenth century, to the Marquis Pignone del Carretto. Until after World War II, the country had a population of about 5000 inhabitants, and was the main center of the High Ionian and reference point for countries dell'Arberia (Albanian) and Pollino, has seen almost halve its population, which is arrived at about 2600 inhabitants. You get to Oriolo by Highway 481 Valle del Ferro, a wide and flowing freeway recently built linking the Ionian Coast Oriolo in just over 10 minutes. Coming from the South should turn down the street to Amendolara and continue for 22 km, from the North (SS-653 Lauria Policoro) must live up instead of Lake Monte Cotugno take the SS 92, which then joins before Cersosimo in SS 481 leading to Oriolo. Oriolo is connected by bus to the train station Amendolara-Oriole, which is 25 km away, via the bus with SAJ several times a day. Also, it is connected with Cersosimo always with the bus SAJ weekdays. Oriolo is a good base for excursions in the surrounding valleys (Val Sarmento, Sinni Valley) and in the chain of Pollino (Raganello Gorges, Monte Pollino, Alexandria Carretto) especially if you are staying in one of the many farmhouses or in a B and B. The old town is situated on a spur of sandstone cemented and massive. Overlooking the valley of Iron, furrowed from the river, once known as river Acalandro. The Acalandro was the border between Siris and Sibaritide. The Sibaritide stretched from the river Trionto all'Acalandro and Siritide dall'Acalandro the river Aciris (Agri). In a text of 1601 is reported: other homes in the eastern part of the province, starting from the river unto the river Siri Acalandro ... are these, La Rocca Imperiale, ... Riolo, Boleto ....

Excursions and attractions in CALABRIA close to CORIGLIANO CALABRO Francavilla Marittima San Demetrio Corone Paludi: 'CARIATI'   'AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI FRANCAVILLA MARITTIMA'   'PARCO NAZIONALE DELLA SILA'   'SALSICCIA DI CALABRIA DOP'   'AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI CASTIGLIONE DI PALUDI'   'PARCO NAZIONALE DEL POLLINO'   'PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DI SIBARI'   'PARCO NAZIONALE ALTA MURGIA'   'ORIOLO'  

CALABRIA


Calabria is on the tip of the boot, the extreme south of Italy, lapped by the splendid crystal blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The warm climate, the beautiful colours of the sea, rocky coasts alternated to sandy beaches, the wild and mysterious nature, the strong and genuine flavours of local food and the vestiges of its ancient origins make Calabria a unique place to admire both in winter and summer. Any wish can be fulfilled. Those who love nature, its scents and mysteries, can explore the Calabrian hinterland, discovering pure and unpolluted sceneries, where huge green belts alternate with blue lakes and falls. On the other hand, those who prefer basking in the warm rays of the sun and dive into a crystal-clear sea can choose from the many charming towns along the long Tyrrhenian and Ionian coasts. Instead those who prefer to learn about the past of this region, Calabria, the cradle of Magna Graecia and land of ancient settlements, offers a wide choice of churches, monasteries, castles, palaces and places where age-long traditions still survive. The provinces of Calabria are: Catanzaro (regional capital), Reggio Calabria, Cosenza, Crotone and Vibo Valentia.