Travel and Culture in Calabria

Pizzo Calabro: history

According to the tradition, Pizzo Calabro was born on the ruins of Napitia, a colony that had been founded by some Focesi...


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According to the tradition, Pizzo Calabro was born on the ruins of Napitia, a colony that had been founded by some Focesi.


HISTORY


According to the tradition, Pizzo Calabro was born on the ruins of Napitia, a colony that had been founded by some Focesi. It was destroyed in the fourth century A.D. by a Saracen attack, but the survived inhabitants built it again at the beginning of the tenth century.

In 1363 the development of the village began thanks to some Basilian monks who built a monastery in this zone, while a group of coral pickers from Amalfi built The Graces Church too, which later became the Carmelitan Church.

In this way, the active commercial centre Pizzo began to develop and its beauty is still evident today.
Among its artisan activities we want to point out a shipyard for the building of boats and barges with ancient tecniques and ceramics, which is another still flourishing activity.

Pizzo is also a thriving seaside centre, where the tunny-fish preservation industry has developed quite well. Then this village is particularly celebrated for the production of the rare “Zibibbo” grapes.





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