At the bottom of the Sila, Caccuri is one of the oldest towns of the “Higher Crotonese" area. According to some historians its origins date back to the sixth century A.C. The old town is perched on a cliff and this would explain the origins of the name which, however are highly uncertain.


Located inland of the Crotonese area, Casabona is a real "cave city", who has lived for centuries, from the Bronze Age to the Byzantine. Hundreds of caves, perfectly aligned. A priceless archaeological and artistic heritage.


Definitely one of the most charming towns of the Crotone area. Visiting Castelsilano means entering a Museum of Country Life in the open.


The history of the town of Cerenzia deserves to be known. The town was built in the nineteenth century following the abandonment by the inhabitants of the ancient Acerenthia village: its origins through history and legend mingle, giving it a particular charm of mystery.


On the top of a hill and inhabited since prehistoric times, according to some historians Cirò was built on the ruins of Crimisa, of which Greek sources speak.

Cirò Marina

Cirò Marina is a seaside village lapped by a sea that for years has been awarded with important international awards: the sails for "The most beautiful Sea", a guide to quality holidays on the shores of seas and Italian lakes made by “Legambiente” and the “Italian Touring Club”, and the “Blue Flag” of the FEE, Foundation for Environmental Education.


Perched on the great valley of the Neto river, the territory of Cotronei was inhabited since ancient times, as evidenced by the finds of weapons, axes and daggers, and some tombs.


The city of Crotone was founded by the Greek colonists from the region of Achaia in the third quarter of the eighth century B.C., in the site of a pre-existing indigenous settlement and represented one of the most important towns of Magna Graecia. The old town developed into a maze of narrow alleys and small squares to the Cathedral and the central square piazza Pythagoras, a meeting point between the "old" and "new" parts of the town.


The town of Cutro is well known for the production of bread, considered among the best in Italy and candidate for the DOP award, therefore characterized by the presence of many traditional bakeries.

Isola Capo Rizzuto

Along the homonymous headland, inside the Protected Marine Area of Capo Rizzuto is Isola Capo Rizzuto. In the area called Le Castella, there is the famous fortress from the sixteenth century, on a small peninsula jutting out over the sea.

Le Castella, Castello aragonese

For its landscapes, which aroused admiration among 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 located just nearby.

Petilia Policastro

Petilia Policastro is an ancient village of almost certainly Byzantine layout.

Santa Severina

Santa Severina is one of the “most beautiful hamlets of Italy” located between the Ionian Sea and the mountains of the Sila, perched on an imposing hill that dominates the valley of the Neto River.


It’s said that the village of Verzino is the ancient Vertinae, built by Enotrii or Philoctetes after the Trojan War, as it is mentioned in the writings of the Greek historian Strabone. The area leaves an impression thanks to its enchanting natural beauty .

Crotone’s Itineraries