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  Guido Laganà

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   by Antonio Nicaso

  San Leo
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  The byzantine church
  S. Maria dei Minniti
  The byzantine fresco 
  Madonna of Crochi

 Monuments and buildings
The Camillari tower
  The norman castle
  Via Vincenzo Niutta
  The hermitage of ...

  The Allaro river
  The citrus fruit horchards
  The sea

 On the tracks of tradition
  The Caracolo

The Allaro river

The Allaro river, known as Sagra by ancient populations, begins its journey in the district of Fabrizia (CZ) and, just like a huge and shining silver ribbon, it winds its way through fertile fields until it reaches the placid, cobalt coloured waves of the Ionian sea.
Along this river, deposit of ancient truths, in the V century B.C., during the times when Rome was ruled by its first kings, the Crotonians, the Locresi, the Tarantini and the Reggini met in battle.
Back then, the Crotonians, not tolerating the League between the Tarantini and the Locresi, threatened to wage war with an army of 130 thousand men.

Allaro river (Antico Sagra)

The Locresi allied with the Reggini but, nonetheless only managed to put together an army of 10 thousand men, mostly Tarantini cavalrymen.
The armies met on the Sagra river, where the Locresi, exhilarated  by the fantastic apparition of the “Dioscuri” (the deities Castor and Pollux, heroes of Greek mythology), launched into battle annihilating the Crotonians.
This surprising victory created the following proverb used in connection with the incredible feats of the Locresi and the Tarantini cavalry: “La cosa è più vera che il fatto sul Sagra” (It is more true than the battle on the Sagra).

Allaro river (Antico Sagra)

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