Santa Maria della Roccella

Catanzaro, Italy

Santa Maria della Roccella, commonly known as Roccelletta, is a ruined basilica which was first mentioned in 1096-1110. It has been built in Byzantine and Cluniac influence.


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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy


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JP99 (6 months ago)
Norman Basilica located within the Scolacium Archaeological Park. Never finished and used over the centuries as a military stronghold and watchtower. It cannot be visited inside for safety reasons, you can admire the apse from the outside of the park, but to observe it specifically you must enter the park. The entrance ticket to the park and the visit to the museum are fully valid.
Nicola “nlucchetti” Lucchetti (14 months ago)
It is inside the park so you have to pay to see it. Unfortunately there isn't much left.
Luigi D'Oriano (2 years ago)
We arrived at 6pm and we broke through the bonnet. The place is lacking in signs, materials for orientation and the staff is very little motivated.
Daniele Raimondo (2 years ago)
Beautiful and rare testimony of the Byzantine period in Calabria.
Ferdinando Grande (3 years ago)
Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Normans just in one archaeological site.
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