THE BORGO OF
SANTA SEVERINA

Santa Severina, named one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, is an ancient medieval village, located halfway between the Ionian sea and the Sila mountains. The town stands on a cliff in the center of a vast valley that makes it look like a large stone ship.

Its territory during the Bronze and Iron Age was inhabited by indigenous people. It was subsequently governed by the Normans during which it takes the construction of the Castle of Santa Severina on a pre-existing fortification of the Byzantine era.

ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

The Archaeological Museum is located in the castle and some archaeological areas can be visited (caves, necropolis, Byzantine church, Norman tower foundation, etc.). The baptistery is the only one that has survived to our days still substantially intact.

USEFUL INFO

Address: Santa Severina, Crotone, (KR) 88900

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/UYKqaLhb5RqWh6pM9

Distance and means of getting there: 35 km, 42 minuti by car/transfer Coming from the SS 106 Ionica: From the north when you reach the Passovecchio crossroads, take the SS 107 Cosenza / Crotone and continue until the exit for Santa Severina (Immediately after Rocca di Neto). From the south, take the exit for Bivio Steccato along the state road to Cutro and continue until the Bivio Lenze. Turn left and take the SS 109 up to the Bivio Manile (San Mauro Marchesato) and then turn left to Santa Severina.

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