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Excursions, points of interest and attractions close to CROTONE Margherita IV Capo Rizzuto Le Castella

CACCURI

CACCURI  Apri
Loc. CACCURI - CALABRIA  Navigatore
37 Km from LIDO DEGLI SCOGLI
  Area Petilia Policastro, San Giovanni in Fiore, Melissa
Caccuri is a town of 1,677 inhabitants in the province of Crotone. It is one of the villages that still offers artistic peculiarities and environmental altogether unusual. The urban fabric, in fact, retains the characteristics of the old center consists of a network of streets and alleys that all lead to the castle, an imposing manor house dating from the sixth century AD The country was a fief of Polyxena Ruffo (wife of Francesco Sforza, of which is still visible room in the castle) and families Sangiorgio, De Riso, Spinelli, Cimino, Carafa, Cavalcanti (true artistic patrons of the village), Barracco. It is covered mainly by olive groves which are the main source of agricultural income in the country. Currently the country is divided into four districts: Old Town, Crosses, Party, St. Nicholas. Lately, with social housing and private, is developing particularly the district of San Nicola. Perched on a cliff, the old town is today a tourist center of the eye is not yet completely spoiled by reinforced concrete. The entrances to the village once were three: the Great Gate (now Piazza Umberto I), Small Door (near the shrine of St. Rocco) and Porta Nuova, so called because it is more recent than the first two.  At the center of the village is the mother church, dedicated to St. Maria delle Grazie, a typical example of Baroque Calabria, the church of S. Rocco, patron saint of the town, the convent of the Dominicans with the church of the Reformation. Of great historical interest is the birthplace of Cicco Simonetta, a distinguished secretary of Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan and Chancellor of the Duchess Bona (XV). The territory of Caccuri is rich in mineral water springs. The sulfur-chlorinated water of the stream Hare is used for baths and to drink, that sulphurous Bruciarello is suitable for bathrooms, Calderazzi of saline water is used for potions. There are numerous rock dwellings. Of geological interest is the Grotta del Palummaro, one of the largest and deepest karst cavities in the neighborhood entrance on the river bank Lese, in the territory of Caccuri

MELISSA

MELISSA  Apri
Loc. MELISSA CROTONE, ITALY - CALABRIA  Navigatore
31 Km from LIDO DEGLI SCOGLI
  Area Cirņ Marina, Cariati, Caccuri
Melissa , a town in the province of Crotone , was born on a rocky ridge , in the hills between the Ionian Sea and the eastern slopes of the Sila Grande. The scenario is typical of a feudal village . Perched on the flanks of a hill , has a charming old town with the remains of an imposing city walls. The scenario that occurs when you go through the historic center , crisscrossed by narrow streets narrow and can only be reached on foot, is one of those charming . The numerous caves scattered around the block , up the track sensitive rural reality that has characterized the country in the past . Mentioned by Ovid in the Metamorphoses , Melissa has ancient origins. The name is clearly derived from the Greek : (lemon balm ) means country of bees and honey. Some attribute it to Cleta , nurse of Queen Penthesilea , others Melissus , king of Crete. These assumptions are related to the news of an Aegean- Mycenaean presence in pre- Hellenic . For others, however , the etymology would be next and just goes back to the Greek colonization on the Ionian coast . There are those who instead it gives the name to the fame of the sorceress Melissa ( contemporary Sibilla Cumana ), which, according to the imagination of its inhabitants lived in these places, hiding in caves and subterranean caves , and from whom he inherited the name. Another allusion would , however, refer to the name of the nymph Melissa : the ancient coat of arms, in fact , contains a carved wood nymph , leaning on a tree trunk , from whose branches hung swarms of bees on honeycombs .

LE CASTELLA

LE CASTELLA  Apri
Loc. LE CASTELLA KR, ITALIA - CALABRIA  Navigatore
19 Km from LIDO DEGLI SCOGLI
  Area Capo Rizzuto, Botricello, Crotone
Le Castella is a village of Isola di Capo Rizzuto, near Crotone. It is located on the Ionian coast of Calabria, 10 km from Isola di Capo Rizzuto, overlooking the bay with the ancient fortress of Aragon. It was chosen as a film set for the Armata Brancaleone and The Gospel According to Matthew. In 1999 it housed all the episodes of the 30th and final edition of the Games without frontiers. The story of Le Castella is long and follows more or less the same events surrounding territories. For his landscapes that aroused admiration among the ancient travelers, Le Castella was the subject of many legends and even, according to some scholars, the island of Calypso described by Homer in his Odyssey, would be placed right next to the village (in some maps geographical medieval, there is the presence of the name Calypso on one of the islands that were close to a few meters or kilometers from Le Castella). The crib was first founded as a Roman colony (but remains of Greek wall in the back of the fortress could deny it). Some legends tell of how Hannibal took refuge under some rocks of the cliff and escaped from there by the Romans during the time of the Punic Wars. During the Middle Ages we have little data in the country, instead we have some data in the late Middle Ages that show an economic prosperity and population growth (in the thirteenth century. The village was up over 2000 inhabitants); the remains of this ancient religious building are being monastic, of which there are some ruins, situated a little 'out of the country. In the fourteenth century. until the sixteenth century. followed the historical events of the kingdom of Naples, at times Le Castella was an active part in the outcome of governments. At Le Castella there was resistance to the rule of the Aragonese, from the inhabitants of the village who were loyal to the Angevins; after a long resistance, where almost the entire population barricaded himself inside the fortress, the Aragonese were the domain of the fortress and the village. From the sixteenth century. until the eighteenth century. the village and its fortress became scenarios of Turkish invasions. The Ottomans began to fire to the entire village, ing and kidnapping almost all the inhabitants. In 1536 the famous Barbary corsair Khayr al-Din Barbarossa kidnapped John Galen Dionysius, who became famous as an Admiral and privateer by the name of Ali Pasha Uluc. From the seventeenth century. until the early nineteenth century. the village of Le Castella was sparsely inhabited, for a short time residents lived in the fort and grew on the headland, the repopulation of the land took place very late in the second half of the eighteenth century.

MUSEI DELLA SILA

MUSEI DELLA SILA  Apri
Loc. COTRONEI CROTONE, ITALY - CALABRIA  Navigatore
37 Km from LIDO DEGLI SCOGLI
Altitude: 937 mt. a.s.l.  Area Caccuri, San Giovanni in Fiore, Sellia Marina
  Brochure PDF
the Museum of Trepido' , in the municipality of Cotronei , was born thanks to a redevelopment area of environmental and building renovation of an old building owned by the City of Cotronei granted loan to use the Park , which there has invested more than nine hundred thousand euro . The issues addressed in the new museum offer visitors through the use of multimedia and interactive technology , an overview of the countries of the park, its flora and fauna of the protected areas , craft and culinary riches of its water - lakes and rivers - and, finally, the use of renewable energy sources (photovoltaic, solar - thermal , biomass) . The new Museum of the silane and the Defense of the soil, which is based in Longobucco in the beautiful setting of the former Convent of the Franciscan Friars Minor , is another concrete step in the journey of spreading the knowledge of the territory and its population of Sila . The museum is part of the redevelopment of the Park and its promotion as a cultural tourism destination , nature and sports (with particular reference to the segment of interested visitors to protected areas , to enhance the link between cultural and historical heritage , ecological-environmental , food and wine ) sponsored and funded by the Park since 2002 , the year of its establishment . The creation of the Olive and Olive Oil Museum of Farming Zagarise (Cz ) is a step forward in the journey for the dissemination of culture and knowledge linked to the territory of the Sila , particularly the Sila Piccola. A result that you have the commitment of the City of Zagarise and of the Environment - Policy Department of the Environment , but that could not have been achieved without the fundamental contribution of the National Park of Sila. The Olive and Olive Oil Museum of Farming is not a museum traditional : it is an eco-museum . The three essential components of every eco-museum , which together constitute the substance , content and method of work are territory , population and heritage , not as a part, but like everything that the community has given in sufficient time value to be expressed .

ISOLA CAPO RIZZUTO

ISOLA CAPO RIZZUTO  Apri
Loc. CAPO RIZZUTO CROTONE, ITALY - CALABRIA  Navigatore
16 Km from LIDO DEGLI SCOGLI
  Area Le Castella, Crotone, Botricello
Booming tourist resort, located on the Ionian coast, about 20 km from Crotone, in the center of the homonymous Cape. It is included in the Marine Protected Area of Capo Rizzuto, the largest marine reserve in Italy for extension. Isola Capo Rizzuto is an ideal destination for tourists who love nature and the wonders of art. With diving centers you can enjoy unforgettable diving, discover the wonders of this part of the sea and its rich archaeological heritage. Of the many wrecks of old age remain parts of the load is not eroded by the salt, while the ancient galleys are large blocks of white marble seaweed and fish have colonized, making them almost unrecognizable. In the town worth visiting the Cathedral of Roman origins, the remains of the castle and the small sixteenth-century church of San Marco, in addition to the Museum Demologic. Famous tourist center of the Costa dei Saraceni included in the Marine Reserve of Capo Rizzuto, in the province of Crotone. Symbol of the center is the Aragonese castle of the fifteenth century, situated on a small island connected to the shore by a narrow strip of sand. The beaches are composed of fine sands of an unusual orange-red color, deposited in several bays. During the summer you can practice diving areas of the Reserve where bathing is permitted. The tourism organization is quality, as evidenced by the presence of resorts excellent. Near Le Castella arise other centers that are worth a visit: Isola di Capo Rizzuto, Santa Severina, perched on a high cliff overlooking the valley of the river Neto; Caccuri along the road to the Sila, and Ciro, with its beautiful historic district.

ALTO CROTONESE

ALTO CROTONESE  Apri
Loc. CROTONE - CALABRIA  Navigatore
4 Km from LIDO DEGLI SCOGLI
Altitude: 12 mt. a.s.l.  Area Margherita IV, Capo Rizzuto, Le Castella
  Brochure PDF
In the area of Crotone olive-growing is attested from 2000 BC even if it is in the Byzantine era that owes its widespread distribution, with a substantial improvement in cultivation techniques. Today in the town of product Castelsilano, Ceredigion, Pallagorio, St. Nicholas Savelli and Verzino, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil DOP Alto Crotonese is obtained from the pressing of olives belonging to the variety Carolea for a minimum of 70%, while the remaining 30 Pennulara% comes from olives, Borgese, Leccino, Tonda di Stroud and Rossanese, used alone or in combination. The gathering takes place later this year and is done mostly by hand but also by mechanical means, taking the utmost care not to damage the fruit; the olives are then transported to the mills in containers that allow good oxygenation of the drupes. The milling is done maximum within two days of collection while maintaining the temperature below 28 ° C in order to maintain as much as possible the original characteristics of the fruit. At the end of the working oil is obtained from the yellow-green color, the smell of which is vegetable, fruity and medium intensity; its taste is reminiscent of fresh olives and is pleasantly mild.

CROTONE

CROTONE  Apri
Loc. CROTONE PROVINCE OF CROTONE, ITALY - CALABRIA  Navigatore
8 Km from LIDO DEGLI SCOGLI
  Area Crotone, Capo Rizzuto, Melissa
The soul of waves and wind and of hidden treasures, if you were asked what you''re talking, you could say so is Crotone: an ancient city overlooking the Ionian Sea, at the mouth of the river Esaro. Considered the first center of Ancient Greece, it was a center of life at 360 ° pivot for athletes and cultural thinkers, doctors, and place of birth of the school of Pythagoras. Crotone is rich in palaces, medieval buildings and ancient relics. But the center is not the only center of attraction, the waterfront, recently renovated and refurbished now offers tourism opportunities for every tourist. Thus the soul of the wind and the waves is a must for lovers of windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing. The coast has the flavor of American films with stories of love at sunset and big dips in the blue crystal-clear sea. Throughout the coast there are the medieval towers that once served for the sighting and so today, for those who can recognize the lands from the sea resort of Cape Colonna, Cape Cimiti Capo Rizzuto and Punta Le Castella. In the historical center the Castle of Charles V dominates the city. Built around about 840 A.D. remodeled in 1541, now houses the archaeological museum. From Piazza Castello you can admire the eighteenth century noble palaces that surround it, and then down through the vineddri are so-called small-narrow streets to the main squares of the old town, you get to the Duomo, of the eleventh century before being remodeled several times , the Church of Santa Chiara with its precious frescoes of the ''700 and his Neapolitan majolica floor. Worth a visit to the Baroque Church of St. Joseph, enriched by a magnificent door and two wooden sculptures of the 1600s

VALLI CUPE

VALLI CUPE  Apri
Loc. SELLIA MARINA - CALABRIA  Navigatore
33 Km from LIDO DEGLI SCOGLI
Altitude: 286 mt. a.s.l.  Area Botricello, Catanzaro, Petilia Policastro
In the Sila Piccola Catanzaro, in a setting of great beauty, the area of the Valli Cupe offers unique shows: streams, before plunging into the Ionian Sea, allow you to bathe in the clear waters and pristine natural lakes, spectacular canyons as Hell and Milissaro; waterfall Campanaro, gorges and waterfalls of the Crocchio and Rupe, majestic monoliths and ancient trees such as the Gentle Giant, Giants of Carmelites and Cavallopoli. The Valleys are Cupe, between history and legend, a temple of biodiversity for wildlife and botanical rarities and a museum in the open air for the presence of archaeological sites, the remains of Basilian monasteries and Florensis, castles and medieval villages. In November of 2012 was presented a proposal for a regional law for the establishment of the Regional Park of Valli Cupe. Deion Fauna: The canyon is rich in animal species. The fauna is represented by very rare species such as the spectacled salamander, the red kite, eagle owl, kestrel, raven, the Egyptian vulture. Plant Deion: Among the plant species stands the rare fern bulbifera, a true living fossil of which traces have been found dating back some 350 million years ago. two tropical ferns very rare (the Felcetta woolly and Pteride of Crete), the royal fern, rare and precious plant of ancient origin and of great botanical value. Among the tall trees deserves special attention The Gentle Giant, a chestnut tree about 500 years old, more than eight feet in circumference, adopted by the elementary school children of Sersale. Its name comes from the fact that once was part of a large chestnut that sfamava local populations. Was also called Breadfruit as with its high quality flour were preparing many dishes. Another natural attraction is The Giants of the Carmelites, the true and natural monuments that come to almost 10 meters in circumference and impress the visitor with their imposing size and the events relating to local history to which they are linked. How to reach us: The area of the Valli Cupe can be reached by: Lamezia Terme (65 km): highway to Catanzaro, Catanzaro to continue to Crotone (SS 106) and at the junction for Cropani-Sersale turn left and continue for Sersale. Catanzaro (45 Km): SS 106 towards Crotone at the fork to Cropani-Sersale turn left and continue for Sersale.

SOPPRESSATA DI CALABRIA DOP

SOPPRESSATA DI CALABRIA DOP  Apri
Loc. VIA CASSANO IONIO, BOTRICELLO CZ, ITALIA - CALABRIA  Navigatore
28 Km from LIDO DEGLI SCOGLI
  Area Sellia Marina, Le Castella, Capo Rizzuto
  Brochure PDF
Soppressata Calabria (or sopressata) is a sausage to protected designation of origin. You get with pork cut into large pieces which joins black pepper fennel (grain) and salt and pepper. It is prepared by taking the best parts of the leg of pork, chopped and without nerves and insaccandole natural gut, in particular you have to use your gut coming from the large intestine, washed with water and lemon and put to soak. Once filled the gut, is punctured with a needle and hand-tied. Everything is then left to air dry. After about two weeks the tem on the floor a linen sheet and will recline brawn, next to each other, making sure to leave a space between them of about one centimeter. Soppressate are then covered with another piece of linen, above which is placed a board (or a table turned over). Should be placed on the board of the weights in order to obtain the pressing, which gives its name to the sausage. After about a week is stopped pressing and the sausages are left to dry. In the drying phase, which lasts about two weeks, the trick is often used to light a brazier nearby that give the product a lightly smoked, are added in the grate peel of oranges to ensure un'affumicatura aromatic. Then, repeat the process of pressing (the suppressed). In the final phase brawn are left to mature for a period of five to six months.

AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI PUNTA ALICE

AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI PUNTA ALICE  Apri
Loc. CIRO MARINA - CALABRIA  Navigatore
38 Km from LIDO DEGLI SCOGLI
  Area Melissa, Cariati, Margherita IV
On the promontory of Punta Alice, a town in the countryside of the town of Ciro Marina, were found in 1924 the remains of a large Doric temple dedicated to Apollo Aleo, Thessalian hero Philoctetes, who according to legend, there consecrated his arrows Heracles after the victorious Trojan War. Excavations at Punta Alice, therefore, focus on the Temple of Apollo, around which revolved the entire sacred area, almost certainly of pre-colonial origin. Is just over 20 km from Crotone, the archaeological area of Punta Alice could represent a sacred pre-colonial, incorporated by the Greeks in ancient times and dedicated to Apollo Aleo. The archaeological area of Punta Alice, therefore, is affected by the sanctuary of Apollo Aleo Thessalian hero Philoctetes, here consecrated arrows given to him by Heracles. Originally, the temple of the sixth century B.C. consisted of a cell (naos) strongly elongated, long 27 meters wide and almost 8. The cell was completely open on the east side and divided into two aisles by a colonnade, which remains the foundation stone. The property remained in use until the late fourth century BC when you put the transformation, by the Brett, periptero Doric temple in a larger (46x19), in stone, surrounded by eight columns on the short sides and nineteen on the long ones. The first archaic cell was incorporated in the new building, while the colonnade was doubled on the eastern side. Among the materials found in the archaeological area of Punta Alice emerge, mostly votive offerings of the Archaic period to the Temple of Apollo, the marble parts dell'Acrolito of Apollo, also archaic, head, feet and left hand, exhibited the Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria. The phase Brettia of the sanctuary, late fourth century BC back the fragments of architectural terracotta, Doric capitals, column drums and lintels fragments, these stored instead in the nearby Archaeological Museum of Crotone. The archaeological site is affected by the discovery, in close proximity to the Temple of Apollo, some large buildings also refer to the period Brettiian not fully investigated and that are supposed to refer to dedicated facilities to accommodate the pilgrims, as it was for the nearby and more famous sanctuary of Hera and Persephone, near Crotone.

Excursions and attractions in CALABRIA close to CROTONE Margherita IV Capo Rizzuto Le Castella: 'CACCURI'   'MELISSA'   'LE CASTELLA'   'MUSEI DELLA SILA'   'ISOLA CAPO RIZZUTO'   'ALTO CROTONESE'   'CROTONE'   'VALLI CUPE'   'SOPPRESSATA DI CALABRIA DOP'   'AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI PUNTA ALICE'  

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.