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Locri

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Locri is an important touristic and cultural centre which is situated above the Ionian Sea between Reggio Calabria and Catanzaro. The historical centre lies between Via Vittorio Emanuele and Via Matteotti, where there are some Bourbon buildings from the 19th century and also 4 churches (St. Catherine’s church, St. Blaise’s church, the church of Santa Maria Del Mastro, and Our Lady of Sorrows’church).

Locri is an important touristic and cultural centre which is situated above the Ionian Sea between Reggio Calabria and Catanzaro. The historical centre lies between Via Vittorio Emanuele and Via Matteotti, where there are some Bourbon buildings from the 19th century and also 4 churches (St. Catherine’s church, St. Blaise’s church, the church of Santa Maria Del Mastro, and Our Lady of Sorrows’church).

The history of Locri is connected with the Locri Epiziferi city, which was a polis of Magna Graecia in the 7th century B.C., and Gerace, a medieval town, which was built in the 9th century.

The archaeological area is a place of particular importance. It is about 3 kilometres from the town. This site offers many ancient Greek remains, such as Templars of Magna Grecia, theatres, town walls and the Antiquarium museum, where the finds from Greek and Roman periods are on display. In front of the square there is a monument which is dedicated to the martyrs. It was sculpted in 1872 by sculptors from Carrara. On the seafront promenade there is a monument which is dedicated to the Greek poet Nosside.