Olivadi, Province of Catanzaro, Calabria

The origins of Olivadi are not sure. The most widely accepted theory traces the origin of the small town to the 9th century AD, when many refugees from the plains sought shelter to safer inland areas in order to escape wars and Muslim raids.


  • Altitude: 485 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 550 inhabitants in 2011
  • Zip/postal code: 88060
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0967
  • Patron Saint: St. Elia, celebrated on 20 July.

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