Roccella Ionica

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Roccella Ionica
Comune di Roccella Ionica
Coat of arms of Roccella Ionica
Coat of arms
Roccella Ionica is located in Italy
Roccella Ionica
Roccella Ionica
Location of Roccella Ionica in Italy
Coordinates: 38°19′N 16°24′E / 38.317°N 16.400°E / 38.317; 16.400
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Reggio Calabria (RC)
Frazioni Mancino, Spanò
 • Mayor Giuseppe Certomà
 • Total 37 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (December 2007)[1]
 • Total 6,768
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Roccellesi (Ruccejoti in the local dialect)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89047
Dialing code 0964
Patron saint San Vittorio martire
Saint day 21 May
Website Official website

Roccella Ionica (also known as Roccella Jonica or simply as Roccella) is a town and comune located on the Ionian Sea in Calabria, southern Italy.

Possibly built on the site of the ancient Greek settlement of Amphissa, Roccella is probably best known for hosting a major annual jazz festival.

Twin towns[edit]


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


  • Elio Walter Barillaro, Roccella Jonica e Maria SS. Delle Grazie nel 450 Anniversario del Miracolo (1545-1995) (1995)