Jesse's Journeys in Italy
Population: 6,767 (2003)
Official site: n/a
The origins of Nicotera date back to the
decadence of an ancient Greek city called
Medama, when the inhabitants left this
place in order to escape from Saracen
raids and chose a higher and healthier
site, on a hill.
Although the city has been damaged by
continual earthquakes and its inhabitants
have been victim to numerous natural
catastrophe, the old city, situated
startegically on a large mountain
overlooking the entire coast is
well-preserved, elegant and
architecturally beautiful. With
numerous architectural influences
combining throughout the town's centre,
those with an eye for both history and
craftsmanship, will not be disappointed.
The beach in front of the town consists of
white sand, numerous lidos and numerous
cafès and bars.
In the old part of the town built higher
up, the archeological museum and museum of
contemporary art are well-worth the time,
even if many of the descriptions are
written exclusively in Italian.
Region of Calabria
The Cedri Riviera
the Autostrada A3 and exit at Nicotera.
Taking the train to Tropea and then
renting a car, may be the best way to
Termine, Nicotera lies about 80 KM - 45
Marina at Tropea
In the garden of St.
by Jesse Andrews
The Garden of St. Peter
just outside the main church, holds a
spectacular view of the coast below.
us about your trip to Nicotera. What
were your favorite places to visit,
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