The town lies on a limestone spur dominating the valley of the river Neto at about 326 meters above sea level. The castle, restored to its former splendor, overlooks the landscape which ranges from the mountains of the Sila to the Ionian Sea and dominates the town. As evidence of the presence of the Byzantine rule remains the district “Greece” in the east, untouched by town-planning and from where extends the view of the Marquis. Adjacent to the ward is the Baptistery, which is accessed by a Cathedral side-door, the oldest Byzantine monument of Calabria. To the north of the Cathedral and to the south of the Norman Castle stand two important architectural structures of the “campo ” (field ) the name given by  the people of Santa Severina to their own square.


Provincia di Crotone

Location Type

Old Town Centre



GPS Coordinates

39.147063, 16.914795

Difficulty Reaching 40%


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