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Ferruzzano, Calabria

Rising at over 1500 ft on a high rock, enjoys a wonderful view from the mountains to the sea, being just 2 miles from the coast, among beautiful forests.The new developments at the Marina, where the majority of the population moved, is just starting a tourist development in harmony with nature.

Info

  • Altitude: 474 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 780 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 89030
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0964
  • Demonym: ferruzzanoti
  • Patron Saint: St. Giuseppe, celebrated on 19 March
  • Frazioni & Località: Ferruzzano Marina, Ferruzzano Superiore, Saccuti.

History

At Capo Bruzzano the Greeks made their first landing in Calabria in 800 BC and stayed in the gulf for a period before founding their earliest colonies.

On 23 October 1907 soon after 9 pm a terrible earthquake with epicenter in Ferruzzano destroyed most of the houses claiming 160 victims. The population had lost everything, whole families had been wiped away: most young men had only one alternative to help the survivors: emigration.

What to see

  • The medieval center is well preserved, with its ancient lanes and the steps leading to the dorways of the houses.
  • the Bosco di Rudina with very old trees, included among the protected areas of the EU, and groups of palm trees planted in byzanthine times.

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