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  Guido Laganà

  Rinaldo D'Aquino

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  History of Caulonia
   by Antonio Nicaso

  San Leo
  SS. Rosario
  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 Camillari tower

The Camillari tower is one of the 72 towers built by Fabrizio Pignatelli, along the Calabrian coastline in order to face the continual Saracen incursions. The tower, built between the Amusa river and the Allaro river, on a high rise, facing the latter day Caulonia Marina, is commonly known as “Camillari”.
Once upon a time, the surveillance and watch service had to be done by every citizen (from 15 years old to 60), divided by “norie” (district), who, in case of a sudden Saracen landing, had to perform the agreed signals.
Today, the tower still rises where it was built but pirates are no longer watched out for from its walls and one no longer hears the sounds of weapons but only the washing and breaking of waves along the Ionian coast, it is a silent witness of a long past civilisation.


At the feet of the 1500s tower, a Greek settlement has been unearthed, dated back to the V century, according to the pottery and artefacts found there.

Camillari tower




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