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Amendolea


Today Amendolea is a small village famous for its extensive bergamot cultivation and its castle that overlooks the Amendolea River from above. The name Amendolea derives from the Greek Αμυγδαλιά, which indicates the presence of almond trees. The Castello-Borgo, of Byzantine origin, offers a unique v [...]

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37.9888967§15.89189§Amendolea
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Bagnara Calabra


Going further south, about 15 kilometres from Palmi, visitors are welcomed by Bagnara Calabra. Warm and sunny, this small town is considered the gem of the Costa Viola crown, thanks to the beauty of its large beach and crystal-clear sea, a favourite destination for many tourists every year. Despite [...]

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38.289058431489§15.808021546982§Bagnara Calabra
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Bova, La Chòra


In Greek, chòra (χώρα) means the main centre. In fact, Bova is the Chòra of Bovesia, the most populous and active town involved in the recovery of the language. The village, which was elected among the most beautiful in Italy, enjoys a magnificent view of Mount Etna. There are ancient noble palaces, [...]

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37.9944273§15.9299709§Bova, La Chòra
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Bova Marina


Bova Marina is a town that has very ancient origins. Abandoned during the period of coastal devastation by the Saracens, today it has become a vital place, especially during the summer. The Study Centre for the Greek Language of Calabria is found here. From the archaeological point of view, the rema [...]

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37.931357012894§15.921431779861§Bova Marina
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Gallicianò


Gallicianò is considered the only place in Bovesia where the inhabitants speak Greek as their mother tongue. Despite the initial shyness (also due to the persecution of the Calabrian Greeks during Fascism), the elders of the area soon became familiar with the stranger and and told of unique aspects [...]

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38.0168301§15.8844462§Gallicianò
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Greek walls - Roman Baths


Continuing for 450 metres north-west towards the waterfront, the remains of the Roman Baths are found. Dating back to the second century BC, they were rediscovered in 1886 and are further evidence of the vitality of the city in different eras. Some floors are preserved with geometric-patterned mosai [...]

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38.1086§15.64142§Greek walls - Roman Baths
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