Catanzaro (Greek: Katantheros, Katastarioi Lokroi) is a city in Calabria , Italy the capital of both the province of Catanzaro and the whole region of Calabria.
Aerial view of the historical centre.
Viadotto Morandi), among the highest in Europe, built in 1960 on a design by architect Riccardo Morandi. The beach side neighborhood Catanzaro Lido, located about 5 kilometers south, has a wide promenade and a harbor for small fishing and pleasure boats.
It has a large board walk, and a harbor for small fishing and pleasure boats. Called the city of the 3 V’s from Vitaliano (the patron saint), velvets (it was a textile center since Norman times) and “venti” (=winds) for the breeze form the Sila mountains and the sea.
Duomo (Cathedral). Built over a Norman cathedral built in 1121, in the 16th century it received a Renaissance façade which was however destroyed in 1638. The church was almost entirely destroyed by the bombings of 1943, and was later rebuilt.
Cavatore’s Fountains. It was realized in 1950 by Giuseppe Rito. it is a symbol of work’s citizens.
Politeama Theatre is a modern theatre. It was realized in 2002 by famous italian architet Paolo Portoghesi. It has the shape of shellsea.
Mimmo Rotella, the famous portrait, was born in Catanzaro. He had a particular way to paint on movie-stamp of famous films.
Ancient Greek and Roman Ruins in Roccelletta. It is was a greek colony Skylletion and then Roman Scolacium. In it there is a the roman theatre, the square…During summer in this archeological area there are exhibitions of modern art and concerts.