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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 Catanzaro (CZ)
 • Mayor Vittorio Scerbo
 • Total 20 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 337 m (1,106 ft)
Population (31 December 2015)
 • Total 2,085
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Marcellinaresi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 88044
Dialing code 0961
Patron saint San Francesco da Paola
Saint day 2 April
Website Official website

Marcellinara (Calabrian: Marcinàra) is a comune and town in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It is a small village located in the middle of the narrowest strip (isthmus) of Italy and one of the narrowest of Europe as well, between the Ionian (East) and the Tyhrennian (West) seas; the distance between them is only 40 km.

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


The village is aournd 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.