Caccuri, a suggestive little town that looks over the entire Province of Crotone, is one of the suburbs that today still offers artistic and scenic peculiarities in a class of their own. The urban fabric in fact, preserves the characteristics of the old centre made up of intertwining roads and alleyways which all lead to the castle, an imposing structure built in the 6th Century A.D.
The town was the stronghold of Polissena Ruffo (the wife of Francesco Sforza whose room one can still see inside the castle) and of the families Sangiorgio, De Riso, Spinelli, Cimino, Carafa, Cavalcanti (the real artistic patrons of the town) and Barracco. It is mainly covered by olive groves which constitute the principal source of agricultural income of the town.
The town is currently divided into four neighbourhoods: The historical centre, Croci, Parte and San Nicola. Recently, through private and public construction, the neighbourhoods have been under development, particularly the area of San Nicola.
Perched on the tip of the mountain the ancient town presents itself today to the eye of the tourist as a centre still not completely disfigured by reinforced cement.
There were originally three entry points to the town: Porta Grande (The Big Gate) which is today Piazza Umberto I, Porta Piccola (The Small Gate) near to the sanctuary of San Rocco and Porta Nuova (The New Gate) so named because it is more recent than the other two.
The town is dominated by an ancient medieval castle. At the foot of the castle there is the Villa Comunale, a park suggestive for its chalky rocks of unusual shapes which create definition between the castle and the pine forest of the park, in which the Town Hall is situated.