Catanzaro city of the three "V"
Catanzaro is known as the city of 3 "V", which tell the three main characteristics: the V of San Vitaliano, its patron, the V of vento (wind), becouse the area is very windy and battered by the breezes from the Ionian Sea and Silas and the V of velvet, because since the time of the Byzantines, Catanzaro was an important center where produced precious velvets, damasks and brocades.
Catanzaro and in particular its ionic shore with Soverato, come alive in summer, attracting a large number of tourists. Here the facilities, for the summer holidays, are not lacking.
Catanzaro, is also called the "city of two seas", it overlooking the Gulf of Squillace and occupies a narrow strip of land. Only 30 km, in fact, share the Tyrrhenian Sea from the Ionian Sea, and on clear days, from the highest points of the city you can see both coasts in the distance.
Among the major monuments and sights of Catanzaro, deserve to be mentioned the Cathedral, the Santissimo Rosario, behind the Cathedral and the Basilica of the Immaculate. Among the civil architecture, however, the monumental fountain The Cavatore, The Still, an impressive monument dedicated to those lost at sea and the Monument to the Fallen of the Great War in Piazza Matteotti.
Anyone who spends his holidays in Calabria and in Catanzaro in particular, can not but be amazed by the excellent Mediterranean cuisine, characterized by strong flavors and intense aromas. Characteristic of all dishes, plenty of pepper and spices very spicy.
Among the desserts, the most famous is the granita with almonds, followed by monaceddi, boiled eggs stuffed with chocolate and fries, nipitelle, half-moons of pastry filled with raisins, nuts and honey and cuzzupe, donuts decorated with eggs, typical of the Easter period.
A holiday in Catanzaro has much to offer for lovers of the sea and food.