San Martino di Taurianova

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San Martino di Taurianova
San Martino di Taurianova is located in Italy
San Martino di Taurianova
San Martino di Taurianova
Location of San Martino di Taurianova in Italy
Coordinates: 38°21′36″N 15°58′31″E / 38.36000°N 15.97528°E / 38.36000; 15.97528Coordinates: 38°21′36″N 15°58′31″E / 38.36000°N 15.97528°E / 38.36000; 15.97528
Country  Italy
Region Calabria Calabria
Province Reggio Calabria
Comune Taurianova
Elevation 135 m (443 ft)
 • Total 2,000
Demonym(s) sammartinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89029
Dialing code +39 (0966)
Patron saint Martin of Tours
Saint day November 11

San Martino is a frazione of the comune of Taurianova of about 2,000 inhabitants situated in the Province of Reggio Calabria.


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.

Famous people[edit]

  • 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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