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Hints of Magna Graecia

  • Author: redazione
  • Date Posted: Jun 10, 2017
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  • Address: Locri, Strada Statale 106 Jonica, 89044 Locri RC

Locri has been one of the most important cities of Magna Graecia. Its story begins during the VIII century B.C. with the arrival, on the shores of southern Calabria, of a group of settlers from Locris, a poor region of the ancient Greece. Due to the importance of its past today is fundamental to visit the archaeological area of Locri Epizephyrii. This area is located in the Portigliola district, a few kilometers away from the centre of modern Locri. The archaeological park contains significant evidence relating to the ancient Greek and Roman city: the remains of Centocamere, the theater, the Temple of Marasà, the sanctuary of Demeter Thesmophoros, part of Greek city walls and a thermal building, known as Casino Macri Museum. The Archaeological Museum of Locri, which is located on the edge of the Marasà sacred area is rich in important finds.