Crotone is a beautiful city located in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It is situated on the eastern coast of the Ionian Sea and is known for its stunning beaches, historical landmarks, and delicious local cuisine.

To learn more about Crotone, visit the official website of the Crotone Tourist Board:

Highlights of Crotone:

  1. Capo Colonna Archaeological Park - This ancient site is home to the remains of a Greek temple dedicated to Hera Lacinia, as well as a medieval fortress. Website:

  2. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta - This beautiful cathedral was built in the 9th century and features stunning Byzantine and Norman architecture. Website:

  3. Castle of Charles V - A well-preserved medieval fortress, the castle was built by the Spanish in the 16th century to protect the city from invaders. Website:

  4. Marine Protected Area of Capo Rizzuto - This natural reserve is a must-visit for nature lovers, with beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a wide variety of marine life. Website:

  5. The Museum of Magna Graecia - This archaeological museum showcases the rich history of the area, with exhibits from the ancient Greek colonies that once inhabited the region. Website:

Directions to Crotone:

By car: From Rome, take the A1 highway towards Naples, then take the A3 towards Salerno and Reggio Calabria. Exit at Cosenza and take the SS107 towards Crotone.

By plane: The closest airport is Crotone-Sant'Anna Airport, which offers flights from Rome and Milan. Alternatively, Lamezia Terme International Airport is about 120 km away and offers flights from several European cities. From either airport, you can rent a car or take a bus to Crotone.