Crotone & Le Castella


The Cathedral, originally from the 9th to 11th centuries, but largely rebuilt. It has a neo-classical facade, while the interior has a nave with two aisles, with Baroque decorations. Noteworthies are a baptismal font (12th century) and the Madonna di Capo Colonna, the icon of the Black Madonna which, according to the tradition, was brought from the East in the first years of the Christian era.

The 16th-century Castle of Charles V. It houses the Town Museum, with findings excavated in the ancient site of Kroton. Notable are also the remnants of the walls, of the same century, and of various watchtowers. The ancient castle built on an island, with accessibility on foot limited to a narrow strip of land, is referred to as Le Castella.


To visit:

  • The Castle: century XVI

  • The Dome: bizantine table of the “Madonna di Capocolonna”

  • The archaeological museum


To taste:

  • The local cheese: done out of sheep’s and goat’s milk with black pepper

Le Castella

Le Castella is a small village in the province of Crotone, situated on the Ionian coast of Calabria. Today it is known as a touristic place as it is possible to combine bathing tourism with culture, local food experiences as well as traditions.

To visit:

  • The Aragonese Castle

  • The Piazza Uccialì

  • The Harbour