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Comune di Marcellinara
Marcellinara is located in Italy
Location of Marcellinara in Italy
Coordinates: 38°56′N 16°30′E / 38.933°N 16.500°E / 38.933; 16.500Coordinates: 38°56′N 16°30′E / 38.933°N 16.500°E / 38.933; 16.500
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Catanzaro (CZ)
 • Total 20 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 337 m (1,106 ft)
Population (31 December 2013)
 • Total 2,304
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Marcellinaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 88044
Dialing code 0961
Patron saint San Francesco da Paola
Saint day 2 April
Website Official website

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



Marcellinara is a small village that has the extraordinary privilege to be located in the middle of the narrowest strip (Istmus) of Italy and one of the narrowest of Europe as well, between the Ioanian (East) and the Tyhrennean (West) seas, whose distance between them is only 40 km.

Where in the same time – in one shot – you can enjoy the view over two different seas! Sunrise and sunset over the sea without moving!

It is located close to both the regional capital of Catanzaro and the international airport of Lamezia Terme.


The village is just 20 minutes far away from Lamezia Terme international airport, from Lamezia Terme Centrale railway station and from the A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria high-way exit of the same Lamezia Terme. It is also 15 minutes away from the train station of Catanzaro Lido and 10 minutes from the SS 106 Taranto-Reggio Calabria exit.

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