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    The city


    The city of Crotone, which has its prestigious roots in ancient history, is located on the eastern side of the Calabria region and overlooks the Ionian Sea at the mouth of the River Esaro.

    The municipality has an area of 179,83 km2 and has approximately 60,500 inhabitants. Crotone has been the capital of the province since 1994. The coast offers a great variety of different places, alternating capes and bays with sandy beaches and cliffs from which to enjoy the Ionian Sea: in short, a strategic position that still makes the city a point crucial in the Mediterranean.

    Crotone and its interior offer a natural landscape that is still practically intact and extremely varied, coming into contact with the moutain, easily and quickly accessible from the city. Trepidò, Villagio Palumbo and Camigliatello are the main mountain resorts, located near the enchanting lakes to discover. During winter, it is possible to take advantage of a number of open slopes, giving sports enthushiasts the opportunity to ski just 50 km from the sea.

    In Sila it is possible to visit the National Park and the so-called “Giganti” (giants), centennial trees characteristic of the area. On the other hand, the southern side of Crotone is completely immersed in the Capo Rizzuto Marine Protected Area which, together with the promontory of Capo Colonna, closes the city in a large basin that divides it from the Gulf of Squillace.