Crotone

A city of soaring castles and scenic coastline, Crotone boasts an eventful history dating to 710 BC. Standing on a promontory overlooking the sea, Capo Colonna Archaeological Park hods some of the most ancient remains, including a column of the temple of Hera Lacinia from the fifth century BC. The town cathedral is notable for its 12th century baptismal font and the icon of the Black Madonna brought from the East when the church was first built. Traverse a narrow strip of land ot visit Le Castella, an ancient citadel constructed on a small island, or explore the museum in the imposing 16th century Castle of Charles V.

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