What to see in Lamezia Terme, an important airport center in the province of Catanzaro, itinerary including the Norman castle, the Bastion of the Knights of Malta, the Terina archaeological site and the Caronte thermal baths.
Located in the Sant’Eufemia plain, between the coast and the hills, Lamezia Terme is home to the main airport in Calabria.
Over time, thanks to a favorable geographical position, the city has experienced a remarkable development in the agricultural and commercial sector.
About the origins it must be said that Lamezia Terme is a city born in 1968 from the union of the smaller population centers Nicastro, Sambiase and Sant’Eufemia.
The Cathedral of San Pietro e Paolo, dating back to 1640, was built on top of what remained of the previous church and was remodeled several times in later periods.
Worth a visit is the neoclassical Church of San Domenico, which boasts a beautiful interior decorated with stuccos and paintings.
The Castle of Nicastro, built in a dominant position over the city at the time of the Normans, was subsequently abandoned following the earthquakes of 1638 and 1783.
The Bastion of the Knights of Malta, dating back to the 16th century, looks like a tower built on the coast for defensive purposes, having a pyramid-shaped structure dominated by a square tower.
In the territory of Lamezia Terme it is interesting to visit the archaeological area concerning the ancient city of Terina, where a residential neighborhood was built, built following parallel axes capable of defining a regular urban fabric, with a well organized space defined.
In Lamezia Terme there are the thermal baths of Caronte, made up of four hot springs with excellent thermal characteristics.