Rota Greca is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. +TuWebImmaginiVideoMapsNewsGmailaltroShopping Traduttore Libri Google Scholar Blog YouTube Calendar Foto Documenti Reader Sites Gruppi e altro ancora »Account Options AccediGuidaAscolta Trascrizione fonetica Ascolta Trascrizione fonetica TraduttoreDa: italiano In: inglese History and Culture 
Rota Greca has origins dating back to the fifteenth century, when some groups of Albanian families who resisted the incursions of the Ottoman army in their native land, and led by the famous leader George Castriota Scanderbeg (1405-1468) gave rise to many settlements in many areas of ' Southern Italy. "Santa Maria della Rota" with "Mangalavite" formed the original core of the community. The first documented evidence of the presence of Albanians in Rota dates back to 8th March 1507 when Nicola Macza, Albanian hamlet of Santa Maria della Rota, was familiar license and permission to go armed to the feuds of Bisignano, by Prince Bernardino Sanseverino . The religious rite in use until the second half of '600 in Rota Greca was the Greek-Byzantine (as in most communities of origin arbereshe), but during the pontificate of Pope Urban VIII on December 14 of 1634 is contained in the Vatican Summary a decree of Propaganda Fide, which gives you license to be in Rota and to other neighboring communities to switch to the Latin rite. The adjective "Greek" was added to the municipality with the unification of Italy, precisely in 1863, to recall the typical religious use. The architecture is structured in the form of Rota's Gijtonia (in arbereshe neighborly means, group of houses side by side) divided into circular paths, and is especially noticeable in the neighborhood called "Babylon." Other districts are: Casale, and Migliani Magnocavallo. The use of language arbereshe is lost for some time, there is still evidence of Albanian origin nell'onomastica and place names and traditions of the community. A papal bull of 1089 testifies to the presence of a Benedictine convent in the place, but there is not a trace. The patron saint of Rota Greca is Santa Maria Assunta, which is celebrated on August 15 saying the Partena Torchio (Ave Maria in Greek is still widespread in countries arbereshe Greek-Byzantine rite) and which is preserved in the church of fine wooden statue of the Mother 600. The patron saint is St. Francis of Paola, which is celebrated on the night between 7 and 8 September with a procession through the streets of the country in memory of the narrow escape during the earthquake of 1905 and ending with a big fireworks display. Casale is located in the district of the Ducal Palace, which has about 50 rooms and a courtyard garden, now owned by the Ricci family, once the summer residence of the Prince of Bisignano Sanseverino. Other important monuments are those dedicated to the fallen in war, the square named after "Mother Teresa of Calcutta" (district of Babylon) and "The Garden of the Righteous" (quarter-Migliani Magnocavallo), dedicated to the former assistant chief of Rome De Angelo Fiore, a native of Rota Greca, who, during World War II, saved many Jews from extermination, and that's why his name appears in the Garden of the Righteous of the Nations, in Jerusalem. The fairs of the country are October 24 in honor of St. Raphael the Archangel, and the exhibition of the February 5 "Santarieddi".
- ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)