Motta San Giovanni

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Motta San Giovanni
Comune di Motta San Giovanni
Coat of arms of Motta San Giovanni
Coat of arms
Motta San Giovanni is located in Italy
Motta San Giovanni
Motta San Giovanni
Location of Motta San Giovanni in Italy
Coordinates: 38°0′N 15°42′E / 38.000°N 15.700°E / 38.000; 15.700
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Reggio Calabria (RC)
Frazioni Lazzaro, Valanidi, Cambareri, Allai
 • Mayor Paolo Laganà
 • Total 46.7 km2 (18.0 sq mi)
Elevation 450 m (1,480 ft)
Population (November 2008)[1]
 • Total 6,428
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Mottesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89065
Dialing code 0965
Patron saint St. John the Evangelist
Saint day December 27
Website Official website

Motta San Giovanni is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) southwest of Catanzaro and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southeast of Reggio Calabria.

Motta San Giovanni borders the municipalities of Montebello Ionico and Reggio Calabria.

The most interesting feature of the comune is the Castle of Sant'Aniceto, a notable example of Byzantine-Norman architecture. The Capo dell'Armi Lighthouse is also located in the comune along the clifftops.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)

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