What to do and see in Province of Crotone, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

October 12, 2017 Tynisha Seiler

The province of Crotone (Italian: provincia di Crotone) is a province in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It was formed in 1992 out of a section of the province of Catanzaro. The provincial capital is the city of Crotone. It borders the provinces of Cosenza, Catanzaro, and also the Ionian Sea. It contains the mountain Pizzuta, the National Park of the Sila, Montagnella Park, and the Giglietto Valley. Crotone was founded in 710 BCE. It participated in the Second Punic War against the Roman Republic.
Restaurants in Province of Crotone

1. Castello di Santa Severina

Piazza Campo, Santa Severina, Italy +39 339 405 1632
Excellent
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4.5 based on 236 reviews

Castello di Santa Severina

Reviewed By Catherine E - London, United Kingdom

The castle is beautifully conserved and presented. The tour of the dungeon and tortures was interesting if ghoulish!! This was one of the best presented sites that we have visited in Italy.

2. Le Cannella

via le Cannella, 88020, Isola di Capo Rizzuto, Italy
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4.5 based on 212 reviews

Le Cannella

Reviewed By MaryGio2703

I was there in August.
It was magnificent,i felt in love with this place and the people.
I'm half Italian and i had this year the opportunity to see another part from Italy...
The people are simple and everything was beautiful.
Canella was my favourite place..I was there to times and I had only a week of holidays!!
The water was crystal clear!!!

3. Castello Aragonese di Le Castella

Via Castello, CAP 88841 Le Castella, Isola di Capo Rizzuto, Italy +39 0962 795160
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Castello Aragonese di Le Castella

Reviewed By Giada n

Beautiful historical place! Very well kept castle full of history with nice views on the sea and the coast. The beach nearby is very small but the castle itself is worth a visit! The village is small but there are few nice shops selling handmade ceramic.

4. Museo archeologico nazionale di Crotone

Via Risorgimento 10, 88900 Crotone, Italy +39 0962 23082
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4.5 based on 126 reviews

Museo archeologico nazionale di Crotone

Reviewed By Eli B - Sydney, Australia

Just 18 km along this coast, this area is the stuff of legends and myth. The Pantheon of super heroes are all here: Homer, calypso. Ulysses and even Hannibal built a lookout tower, which now remains a majestic ruin of a castle built in the 13th century, strikingly silhouetted against the azure blue waters of the sea.
Divine premonitions have a hook that draws me in every time. Croton's fortunes were predicted long before its foundations had been laid. Possessing a mild climate is a draw-card for any town but to lie in a fertile plain between a river's mouth is a plus in anyone's book.

Great sons that were born here are owed a massive debt by modern civilisation. Think, Alcmaeon, the genius that founded a school of medicine and what a cracker of a mathematician/Philosopher was Pythagorus, who not only left his mark on Croton's social and political life, but also left an indelible love for his theorem, to me in my high school years. To this day i can work out distances and heights of distant Mountains that dazzle my femme in as far as she can fathom why i just don't Google it!
There is an iconic, single column, the only one remaining, which stands like an erection on the beautiful horizon, the rest of the family of columns were destroyed by earthquakes. take a ride out of the city, to the promontory which is now an archeological park, standing as a testament to its ancient greatness. The local museum unfortunately is limited in space so so much of what's been dug up is preserved in Reggio Calabria, a short ferry ride a away.
Back in town there are lovely baptismal fonts adorned by animal motifs before you front the National Archeological Museum rich in ceramics, objects from the Temple of Hera Lacinia and coins a plenty to interest the keen observer. there are also plenty of Byzantine- inspired souvenirs fashioned from precious metals sold in the village stores. Crotone specialises in filigree work, onyx and coin reproduction observed at the museum.
If you're bored there is a mighty castle of Charles V which actually thwarted Turkish invasions.

5. Da Capo Colonna a Le Castella

Riserva Marina, Crotone, Italy +39 0962 921111
Excellent
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4 based on 329 reviews

Da Capo Colonna a Le Castella

Reviewed By Tom_Ottantatre - Zuienkerke, Belgium

A sole remainder of what was a big temple in the greek era. One of the highlists of culture in calabria. You need some imagination tough

6. Spiaggia di Steccato di Cutro

Costa Jonica, Cutro, Italy
Excellent
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4 based on 164 reviews

Spiaggia di Steccato di Cutro

Reviewed By DAVID1971 - PRATO

Lunga e ampia spiaggia, caratterizzata tuttavia da diverse aree sporche e trascurate. L' acqua, in condizioni climatiche perfette ( mare calmo e vento assente ) risulta piacevole e trasparente. Questo fenomeno tuttavia non capita spesso, quasi mai nel pomeriggio, per cui il mare risulta complessivamente nella norma. Acqua quasi subito mediamente profonda, poco adatta per bimbi piccoli.

Santa Severina, Italy
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Battistero

Reviewed By Steven M - Sydney, Australia

"We guard this jealously" the attendant said to us as we left the Baptistery, and you could understand why, as it is the oldest Byzantine monument in Calabria. We were lucky to see it, as she had opened it for a group of German tourists. Make sure you enquire about seeing it at the ticket office in the castle. Here you can buy tickets to the castle and its museums, along with the diocesan museum, both worth a visit. When Santa Severina was suppressed as a diocese and became part of the diocese of Crotone, many of its treasures were transferred to the diocesan museum.

8. Mercati Saraceni

Strada Vecchia Provinciale 106 3, 88811 Ciro Marina, Italy
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4 based on 58 reviews

Mercati Saraceni

Reviewed By Aneladdam a - Acerra, Italy

Luogo di interesse archeologico tra Crucioli e Cirò ..molto bello con splendido Panorama
Lo consiglio al tramonto ..si entra gratis e possibilità di ampio parcheggio

9. Cattedrale di Santa Anastasia

Piazza Campo, 88832 Santa Severina, Italy
Excellent
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Cattedrale di Santa Anastasia

Reviewed By Dorian C - Milan, Italy

Interessante la con-cattedrale (Diocesi Crotone-Santa Severina) eretta in poco meno di vent'anni dall'arcivescovo Ruggero di Stefanuzia fra 1274 e 1295, dove poter ammirare alcune pregevoli opere d'arte, a partire dall'annesso battistero-martyrium bizantino. Da non perdere l'ambone scolpito nel XVII secolo, il Crocifisso quattrocentesco della prima cappella destra, il magnifico portale duecentesco che si apre sulla ariosa e luminosa facciata. Luogo imperdibile !

10. Lago Ampollino

Ss 179 | Nei pressi del villaggio Palumbo, Cotronei, Italy
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Lago Ampollino

Reviewed By Salvatore G - Tremestieri Etneo, Italy

Bello il lago , sicuramente valorizzato nel periodo estivo. Mancanza di strutture e/o guide per scoprire e valorizzare questo fantastico posto .

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