Stilo

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Stilo
Comune
Comune di Stilo
Stilo vecchio 2.jpg
Coat of arms of Stilo
Coat of arms
Stilo is located in Italy
Stilo
Stilo
Location of Stilo in Italy
Coordinates: 38°29′N 16°28′E / 38.483°N 16.467°E / 38.483; 16.467
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Reggio Calabria (RC)
Frazioni Caldarella, Bordingiano, Gatticello, Ferdinandea, Mila
Government
 • Mayor Giancarlo Miriello (since May 31, 2006)
Area
 • Total 78.49 km2 (30.31 sq mi)
Elevation 386 m (1,266 ft)
Population (December 2007)
 • Total 2,742
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Demonym Stilesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89049
Dialing code 0964
Patron saint St. George
Saint day April 23
Website Official website
The Cattolica of Stilo, a Byzantine-style church from the 9th century.

Stilo (Greek: Stylos, column) is a town and comune in the province of Reggio Calabria, in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It is 151 kilometres (94 mi) from Reggio Calabria.

The economy of the commune is mainly based on agriculture, with production of cereals, oil, wine and cheese. There are mines of iron and lead.

At 10 kilometres (6 mi) from the city is the promontory of Cape Stilo, where in 1940 the Battle of Punta Stilo was fought by the Italian and British Navies.

History[edit]

The origins of Stilo are connected to the destruction of the ancient Greek colony of Caulonia by Dionysius II of Syracuse, followed by another by the Campanians (allies of the Romans) in 277 BC.

Main sights[edit]

Not far from the town is the monastery of San Giovanni Theristis.

People from Stilo[edit]

See also[edit]