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The town stands guard on the upper Ionian coast on the edge of the Plain of Sibari. From time immemorial Trebisacce has guarded the land from  invasions of Saracen pirates with its massive bastions and watch towers. The old part of the town is worth a visit as are the old walls, The Torre del Saraceno and the parish church. The church has a bell tower with a spire topped by a cupola adorned with tiles placed in a spiral fashion. It is Byzantine in style. The inside is divided into three naves and is baroque in style.

Visit: The Church of San Nicola.



The town is four kilometres from the state highway 106 Jonica and from the seaside resort of Roseto Capo Spulico. The town is famous for the archeological remains which have been found there. It was probably the site of the ancient settlement of Lagaria,  a city in Magna Grecia. There are two beautiful churches for the visitor to admire, La Matrice and The Church of the Annunziata. Both date back to medieval times. There is also an archaeological museum.

Visit: The Church of Santa Margherita – Palazzo Grisolia.

Roseto Capo Spulico

The town stands on the Ionian coast between Amendolara and Rocca Imperiale. Visitors should see the “CAstrum Petrae Roseti” (Castell della Pietra di Roseto) which was built on a promontory high above the sea. In the old part of the town of Roseto the original city walls dating from the XIII – XIV centuries can still be seen. There is also the Church of the Consolazione.

Visit: Church of the Consolazione .

Rocca Imperiale

This is the last and most picturesque town in Calabria before crossing into Basilicata. The town is built around the well-preserved Castello Imperiale. Founded in 1255 by Frederick II of Swabia. There may have been earlier settlements before this date, even before Roman times or in the late Middle Ages.  The coastal watch Tower is also open to visitors.

 Visit: the castle – The church of Sant’Antonio. The Cathedral.