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Camini, Calabria

Situated in the ancient Locride amid the heights of Punta Stilo, along the Ionian Sea, and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, the small center has a mostly agricultural economy based on the production of cereals, citruses, oil and wines, and also cheeses produced by local shepherds. At Camini Marina a Dutch company has established for some years now the cultivation of flowers, exported to all markets in Europe.

Info

  • Population: about 800 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 89040
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0964
  • Demonym: caminesi
  • Patron Saint: St. Nicola di Bari, celebrated on the first Sunday of May
  • Frazioni & Località: Catenacci, Ellera, San Leonte, Torre Ellera, Travatura.
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Provinces of Calabria
Province of Reggio Calabria
Catanzaro | Cosenza | Crotone | Reggio Calabria | Vibo Valentia

History

In antiquity the center was called "Kaminion", from furnaces, whose remains are still visible on the outskirts, and existed already at the time of Kaulon; in the 15th century it belonged to the County of Stilo and that was a period of great progress in the area.

What to see

  • "A turri" a 16th century building, in the historical center.
  • The two towers called "Placarite" and "Vedera" along the coast
  • In the area called San Leonte there is an 11th-century well embellished with stone sculptures.

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