Serrastretta

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Serrastretta
Comune
Comune di Serrastretta
Serrastretta is located in Italy
Serrastretta
Serrastretta
Location of Serrastretta in Italy
Coordinates: 39°1′N 16°24′E / 39.017°N 16.400°E / 39.017; 16.400Coordinates: 39°1′N 16°24′E / 39.017°N 16.400°E / 39.017; 16.400
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Catanzaro (CZ)
Frazioni Accaria, Angoli, Migliuso, Cancello, Nocelle, Viterale, Forestella, Polidonti,San Michele
Area
 • Total 41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Elevation 840 m (2,760 ft)
Population
 • Total 3,589
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym Serrastrettesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 88040
Dialing code 0968
Patron saint San Gaetano
Website Official website

Serrastretta is a town and comune in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of southern Italy.

Serrastretta is noted for the production of furniture, kitchens, door-frames, casings and furnishings of every kind. Above all are the famous woven-straw chairs, for which Serrastretta is considered to be one of the main Calabrese producers. The chair makers continue to construct chairs as in the past - a frame made of wood, to which the women expertly apply the woven straw seats with a special bush "vuda", coming from the plants in the marshlands.

Serrastretta is also famous for the porcini mushrooms found in its forests, particularly in areas where chestnut trees grow. There is also a museum devoted to the famous singer Dalida, whose parents originally came from Serrastretta.

Geography[edit]

The town is bordered by Amato, Decollatura, Feroleto Antico, Lamezia Terme, Miglierina, Pianopoli, Platania and San Pietro Apostolo.

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