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Historical period: 0000
Kind: Testo
Key words: style, downtown, Reggio Calabria

Willing to step on a tuff of Mount Consolino, with its stone houses set in the rock, the old conservative style intact medieval atmosphere that makes it one of the most beautiful and visited the region


Among the symbol of style, renowned Catholic, is the quaint houses that, with its stone houses set in the rock, lies on the slopes of Mount Consolino. Just the urban fabric makes Stylus immediately recognizable, representing a sort of "summary" of its history. Arranged in tiers on a tufa ridge of the mountain, the old town it keeps unchanged, the maze of narrow winding streets, in plazas and squares, like the market, the remains of the towers and walls, in the noble houses, with portals beautiful stone and ironwork balconies, but also popular in old houses, ancient medieval structure that makes it one of the most beautiful and visited the region. Surviving sections of the ancient city walls, fortified by circular towers and triangular, but the five medieval gates only two remain, the Stefanina (so named because it marked the boundary with the properties of the founding of Santo Stefano del Bosco) and the Royal, at 'southern entrance of Stilo. In the heart of the village streets and charming squares preserve the architectural heritage more conspicuous, the other palaces that with their valuable architectures preserve centuries of history between them, in the district of Saint Lucia, the building belonged to the Counts Capialbi also building Lamberti, a vast complex of buildings built in the '600, and then the palaces belonging to the Carnival, with Bono, family Create and Marzano to Caracciolo, the Tethys and Sersale. Just outside the ancient walls, and a few meters from where it opened the "Port Royal", is a fountain "Gebbia, also known as" Dolphin Fountain "in which the central nucleus sculptural stone, with two dolphin twisted Islamic imprint is clear, while the remaining architectural complex consisting of three arches crowned by a cornice, is in classic eighteenth-century baroque. There are many beautiful churches, including in particular the cathedral, built between the thirteenth and fourteenth century



Category: history and traditions  ->  History sites
Located in: Via Madonna delle Grazie  89049   Stilo(RC)    Map

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