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Argusto, Province of Catanzaro, Calabria

The small village is situated along the Ionian slopes of the mountainous Serre, and it is a mainly agricultural center, producing good wine and oil.

Info

  • Altitude: 530 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 550 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 88060
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0967
  • Patron Saint: St. Ilario, celebrated on 14 January.

History

The history of the place is connected to the presence in the area of a byzanthine monk from Egypt, St. Ilarione, who evangelized the Ionian coast in the 4th century. The earliest historical mention of the town go back to the 16th century, when a group of farmers from Motta Santa Lucia established here. But it is possible that in antiquity this was the site of the ancient Aprustum mentioned by geographer Tolomaeus, and a later mention in 1310 of a church of Sanctus Ylarius de Argusto, in a church taxation document is actually a proof of the existence of the village.

What to see

  • A permanent Exhibition of Contemporary Calabrese Art.
  • The church dedicated to St. Ilario of Poitiers.

Events and Festivities

  • Patron feast on 14 January
  • First Sunday in September, a market fair for Sant'Ilario.

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