Crotone, Calabria, Italy

Crotone is an Italian city, capital of the province of the same name, in Calabria. The city was founded by the Greeks in the eighth Century BC and was one of the most important centers of Ancient Greece. The old town is developed in a maze of narrow streets and squares, from the cathedral in the main square of Pythagoras, the contact point between the old and new town. Crotone is facing the Ionian Sea near the mouth of the river Esaro. The southern area is completely immersed in the marine protected area of Capo Rizzuto. On the promontory of Capo Colonna there is the only column that remains of the temple of Hera Lacinia that closes the city in a large basin which separates the Gulf of Squillace. In the old town there are many places overlooked by important buildings such as the Palazzo Morelli and Palazzo Barracco among others. The ‘pescheria’ is a picturesque district of the historic city center. To see: the cathedral (XI century) where there is a baptismal fountain with a zoomorphic base and the painting of Our Lady of Capocolonna or Black Madonna, an object of devotion; Sanit Claire church (built on a monastery of the fifteenth century) with frescoes of the eighteenth century and a Neapolitan tiled floor; the baroque church of Saint Joseph with its imposing wooden front door with two sculptures dating from the late seventeenth century; the church of Saint Peter, the Tower of Nao, among others.


The center of nightlife, especially in summer, is located on a portion of the Avenue Cristoforo Colombo, after 20:00 it becomes pedestrian. From here you have easy access to the marina.
Another good place to walk is the part of the coast that is called Promenade Gramsci.
Crotone is a very active city in the summer, ideal for a family holiday to enjoy the beach and sea. There are many shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, etc.

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