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A village located on the slopes of Mount Poro, which offers an enchanting view of the Plain of Gioia Tauro and its Gulf – particularly incredible to admire in the orange light of the sunset.

Famous both for its cuisine, characterised by the Tropea red onion variety, as well as for its artistic and cultural offerings, we recommend visiting:

  • Castello di Ruffo
    Built in 1064 by Norman will, the structure has been destroyed and rebuilt several times over the centuries. To date, its structure has been converted into a museum centre: the large halls on the ground floor house the archaeological museum, while on the first floor it is possible to visit the Centre for the Study and Conservation of the Poro Peasant Civilisation.
  • Cathedral of Maria Santissima Assunta
    It was among the first bishoprics of the Vibo Valentia area, and tradition demanded its creation on the ruins of an ancient pagan temple, originally dedicated to the goddess Diana. Assaulted and looted several times over the centuries, it underwent a series of modifications and extensive restorations until 1759, when a fire destroyed most of the valuable interior furnishings, only to then be razed by an earthquake a few years later. In spite of everything, the church is now completely restored and freely accessible to the public.