Discover Caccuri: romance and beauty in Calabria
If Caccuri is not yet on the list of cities you want to visit in Calabria, it will certainly be after visiting it. In addition to being on the list of the most beautiful villages in all of Italy, Caccuri has the power to unite beauty and romance in a city considered a cultural center of the region. Shall we go to the post of the day? Discover Caccuri: romance and beauty in Calabria. Stay with us and make the best of the boot country! Here at Traveling to Calabria you make the trip of your dreams!!! Are you staying in Calabria? LOOKING FOR A HOTEL IN CALABRIA? Check our suggestions! Click here!
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A little more about Caccuri…
The name Caccuri is of Greek origin and means “the peak where the village is located”. It is a city located in Crotone and is very close to the Sila National Park – located in a privileged place and with many attractions to offer, today we present you what to do in Caccuri and we explain why it should be on your list.
The small alleys of Caccuri give us a feeling of warmth and intimacy, with great options for couples, due to the romantic atmosphere that permeates the entire city. Let’s find out more about Caccuri?
Attractions in Caccuri
Caccuri is the guardian of a unique historical and cultural heritage. The feeling of those who visit it is that it has stopped in time, and among the hills and houses of historic architecture, it hides exceptional beauties.
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1) Discover Caccuri: THE CASTELLO DI CACCURI
Center of city life, both now and in the past, when it assumed political and social importance in the dynamics of the region, the Castello di Caccuri, or Castle of Caccuri, was built by the Byzantines in the 6th century. Its position demonstrates the nature of a military fort: strategic, it contemplates the view of Sila and also of the sea. It is possible to stay at the Castle and experience life in the Caccuri region as fully as possible.
It is important to say that the Castle was almost demolished in the 18th century, but luckily it survived this intervention. I suggest that, once there, you visit the Palatine Chapel, which honors Santa Barbara, and visit the Mastrigli Tower, built to disguise a water tank and which today is part of the village’s municipal coat of arms.
Perfect for romance
Caccuri Castle has the romance in its origins: it was given as a dowry by Polissena Ruffo, heiress of an important family in Naples, to her husband, Francesco Sforza, who would be the future Duke of Milan.
In addition, it also welcomes love in an exceptional way: it is possible to have your wedding in the Castle! That’s right: the ceremony happens in the Palatine Chapel and the reception is in the old salons – a true prince or princess dream, isn’t it?
2) Discover Caccuri: THE VILLA COMUNALE
Villa Comunale is right at the foot of Caccuri Castle and today houses the Town Hall. In addition to its historical importance, which would make the visit worthwhile, it is surrounded by a park of pine trees and rocks, exuding a very welcome touch of nature on any trip.
Still in Vila Communale, you can visit the three main gates of the Village: Porta Grande, or Porta Piazza Umberto I, Porta Piccola, and Porta Nuova.
3) Discover Caccuri: THE ABBEY OF S. MARIA DEL SOCCORSO
For those who prefer religious tourism, Caccuri, as a good medieval village, also offers options.
The Abbey of S. Maria del Soccorso, or della Riforma, is a complex dating from the 6th century, founded by the friar Andrea da Gimigliano. The construction took place at the request of the University of Caccuri to honor Madonna del Soccorso.
At the Abbey, you will find works of unimaginable cultural value, such as the statue of Saint Dominic, the Madonna del Rosario canvas and the chapel of the Dukes Cavalcanti.
Chapel of the Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary
Also in the complex, be sure to visit the Chapel of the Congregation of the Holy Rosary, a true artistic and cultural gem of Caccuri, built in 1679 and which houses truly masterful decorations.
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4) Discover Caccuri: NATURAL HERITAGE
If in addition to discovering historical monuments, you would also like to visit and discover Italian nature, Caccuri has a natural heritage that is worth the trip.
In addition to being close to the Sila National Park, it is surrounded by vast flora and fauna, with rich biodiversity. Find out here Why visit the Sila National Park in Calabria?
5) Meet Caccuri: JOIN THE EVENTS
There’s nothing better about getting to know another culture than participating in its festivities, right? Even more so if your destination is Calabria, which places great importance on traditions.
To take advantage of this aspect of Caccuri, choose to travel in August, because that is when two important events take place:
- Medieval Festival of Caccuri: the whole city is dressed in medieval costumes and cultural events take place such as historic theaters, medieval music, themed bars and gastronomic and wine delights. See also: Wine road in Calabria.
- Caccuri Literary Prize: it is considered one of the most important in all of Italy, in the niche of literary cultural festivals. He even received the medal of cultural value, awarded by the President of Italy.
6) Meet Caccuri: ENJOY THE GASTRONOMY
As a good Italian city, Caccuri offers gastronomic delights that you have to try:
- Calzone with Sardella;
- Artichokes in oil;
- Pitte ‘mpigliate: typical Christmas dish;
- Muccellati: typical dish at Easter time;
- Cuzzuppa: delicious dessert also from the Easter season, which marks the end of Lent;
- Pitta: traditional bread from the region;
- And, of course, the wine produced in the region itself.
Our itinerary in Caccuri
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Where to stay in Caccuri? Castello Di Caccuri Suites
Of course, our accommodation option could not be different! Stay at Castello Di Caccuri itself!
- Rating: 9.1 (Fantastic!)
- Location: Crotone is 42 km from the accommodation, while Isola Capo Rizzuto is 39 km away.
- Address: Via Scala, 5, 87030 Campora San Giovanni, Italy
- Services: mountain views, terrace, free wifi, private bathroom, TV, garden and shared lounge.
- Breakfast included: Yes.
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Where to eat in Caccuri? Osteria Della Ruga Di Silletta Giuseppe
Here you can enjoy the traditional meals mentioned above, in an environment that transports you to medieval times!
- Address: Via Misericordia, 6, 88833 Caccuri KR, Italy
- Website: not informed
- Opening hours: 12:30–14:00, 19:30–21:00 – closed on Monday
- Phone: +39 0984 998619
What to see near Caccuri?
Crotone is one of the most famous provinces in Calabria. It deserves to be discovered with dedication and affection. It has an excellent location and offers us cinematographic panoramas. Include Crotone in your planning: the chance of you regretting it is practically impossible!
Santa Severina is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, but it is little known by tourists. Santa Severina is a Calabrian city in the Province of Crotone, and is also known as “the stone ship”, for its unique shape that reminds us of a ship. There you can visit the baptistry, the castle and the cathedral, which represents the most important Byzantine evidence in Calabria.
Sila National Park
Sila National Park is ideal for nature lovers! There you will find landscapes of completely untouched areas and others where nature combines, in perfect harmony, with its picturesque local cities.
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