Marcedusa, Province of Catanzaro, Calabria

The small center lies along the Ionian side of the Sila Piccola chain, in the lower valley of the Tacina river, on a hill surrounded by ravines.


  • Altitude: 288 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 440 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 88050
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0961
  • Patron Saint: St. Andrea Apostolo, celebrated on 30th November.


Marcedusa was founded by Albanian refugees escaping from Turkish invasions in the second half of the 14th century. The small community still preserves the Arbëreshë language and traditional dress.

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