Motta Santa Lucia, Province of Catanzaro, Calabria
Motta Santa Lucia is among the centres which best preserve their medieval origin.
- Altitude: 590 m a.s.l
- Population: about 800 inhabitants in 2017
- Zip/postal code: 88040
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0968
- Patron Saint: Santa Lucia, celebrated on 13 December
- Frazioni & Localities: Casale, Marignano, Porchia.
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Motta Santa Lucia was built on a hill by the inhabitants of the Roman colony of Porchia, located in the valley, to be better protected from pirate raids. The original structure of the center was largely preserved, and the shape of the urban area has prevented the creation of new districts.