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Roccaforte del Greco, Calabria

Situated 65 km from the province capital, near the southern Ionian coast along the Amendolea fiumara (a "fiumara" is a typical water feature of southern italy, with a wide, pebble bed, torrent-like in autumn and winter, usually dry for the rest of the year), Roccaforte is included in the Aspromonte National Park. It is locally called Vunì, and belongs to a Greek-speaking area in Calabria, which explains part of the name ("del Greco") and the Hellenic origin of a number of surnames.

Info

  • Altitude: 971 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 430 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 89060
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0965
  • Demonym: roccafortisciani
  • Patron Saint: St. Rocco, celebrated on 16 August
  • Frazioni & Località: Ghorio di Roccaforte.
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Provinces of Calabria
Province of Reggio Calabria
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