In the footsteps of Magna Graecia
In the extreme tip of the Boot, overlooking the Ionian coast, the Locride is an area included in the metropolitan city of Reggio Calabria where 42 municipalities fall. With over 80 kilometres of coastline, wild and unspoilt, the Riviera dei Jasmini is one of the major tourist attractions. The territory is hilly, dotted with Mediterranean vegetation and strewn with ancient vestiges of Magna Graecia. We recommend you visit the Archaeological Park of Locri Epizefiri and the Museum and Archaeological Park of Monasterace Marina, in correspondence with the ancient poleis of Locri Epizefiri and Kaulon.
Crossroads of Greek-Byzantine cultures, we point out the Cattolica di Stilo, a small Byzantine brick church dominated by five characteristic domes. Further south, don't miss a visit to the Cathedral of Gerace, a Norman jewel. Going down again is the famous Sanctuary of Our Lady of Polsi, in the heart of Aspromonte, which every year from August 31 to September 2 comes alive with the procession of the statue through the streets of the town, between songs and dances. Very fascinating are the Byzantine itineraries of Staiti, a project to enhance the ancient village in an itinerary marked by eighteen terracotta bas-reliefs, made by Studio d 'Arte Violi in 2018. If you want to go to Reggio Calabria, don't forget to visit the Bronzes of Riace.