As you get in Solacium, you can see a spectacular place, with a view on the Squillace’s gulf, centenarian olive trees, and monumental remains of a Byzantine Basilica. But Scolacium has a long story to tell.
Romito’s Cave it’s a masterpiece of Prehistory. It’s a small cave inside a limestone cliff near River Lao, which hosted a Prehistoric community for ages and a great artist indeed. In fact, a beautiful graffito was found here carved on a big rock by expert hand, dating back to Upper Paleolithic around 12 thousand years ago. It represents the Bos Primigenius which was a real catch among prehistoric hunters.
Archaeological park of Sybaris contains the remains of one of the most wealthy and important cities of Magna Graecia. It was the core of the ancient civilization of Oenotrians, developed over Iron Age, before Greeks came.
Locri Epizefiri was a city of Magna Graecia founded by Greeks from Locride. Inside the archaeological area it is possible to admire the remains of this ancient city and take a step back in time of several centuries. The walls set up to defend the town stretched for 7 kilometers and is still visible in some points, outside the walls there are the necropolis…
The archaeological park is placed in Capo Colonna, after which it’s named, and covers an area of 50 hectares, 30 of which being intended for escavations and the remaining 20 occupied by woods and Mediterranean forest. Great Heraion Lakinion, one of the most important sacred area of Magna Graecia, rised right here with a sanctury actually devoted to goddess Hera Lacinia at its center.
Laos is an ancient Greek city that was an important colony of Sybaris. In the area of Santa Maria del Cedro, known as “Riviera dei Cedri” is the hill of Bartolo. Here the remains of the ancient Greek settlement were found. According to historical sources, the city was founded by some Sybarite settlers who escaped the destruction of their city