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Amendolea
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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
Bova, La Chòra
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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
Bova Marina
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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
Gallicianò
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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
Greek walls - Roman Baths
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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
Odeon - The Archaeological Museum
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Odeon - The Archaeological Museum


The walk through the distant past of the classical city ends after only 150 metres at the prestigious National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria, the “home” of the Riace Bronzes and the place where ancient history is showcased through an extraordinary collection of findings organized in a con [...]

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38.11265§15.64952§Odeon - The Archaeological Museum
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