San Martino di Taurianova
|San Martino di Taurianova|
|Elevation||135 m (443 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Dialing code||+39 (0966)|
|Patron saint||Martin of Tours|
|Saint day||November 11|
The origins of San Martino dates back to the mid of 10th century, by refugees of ancient Tauriana, destroyed by the Saracen.
During the Normans domination San Martino became the seat of one of the most important castles of the kingdom.
The city was completely destroyed during the 1783 Calabrian earthquakes.
- Domenico Caruso (March 25, 1933) Noted scholar of the Calabrian dialects.
- Giulio Nasso (November 28, 1906 – October 23, 1999) Emigrated to New York at age 18 has become a famous American builder.
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