Caccuri

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Caccuri
Comune
Comune di Caccuri
Caccuri nordest.JPG
Coat of arms of Caccuri
Coat of arms
Caccuri is located in Italy
Caccuri
Caccuri
Location of Caccuri in Italy
Coordinates: 39°14′N 16°47′E / 39.233°N 16.783°E / 39.233; 16.783
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Crotone (KR)
Frazioni Santa Rania
Government
 • Mayor Marianna Caligiuri
Area
 • Total 57 km2 (22 sq mi)
Elevation 646 m (2,119 ft)
Population [1]
 • Total 1,780
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Demonym Caccuresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 88833
Dialing code 0984
Patron saint St. Roch
Saint day August 16

Caccuri is a commune and town in the province of Crotone in Calabria, southern Italy.

It is the birthplace of Renaissance statesman Cicco Simonetta.

Main sights[edit]

  • Caccuri castle, built over Byzantine fortress dating to the 6th century. It was restored several times, the last in 1885. The most visible element is the only tower, called Torre Mastrigli, which is the town's symbol. Currently a great part of the castle is in a state of decay. The feudal chapel houses Neapolitan school artworks.
  • Mother church (St. Mary of Graces). Of medieval origins but rebuilt in the 15th century, it lies in the historical centre. It was damaged by the earthquakes of 1638 and 1808. The church has a nave and two aisles.
  • Church of Santa Maria del Soccorso (16th century). It houses a Baroque altar with a statue of St. Dominic.
  • Canalaci Fountain (1884)
  • St. Roch sanctuary
Caccuri castle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from Istat