What to see in Nicotera, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including the medieval Cathedral, the Bishop's Palace, the Diocesan Museum, the Castle and the Archaeological Museum.
Town of Calabria located in the province of Vibo Valentia, Nicotera is located in a dominant position on the Gulf of Gioia Tauro, from where it is possible to admire a suggestive panorama, which ranges from Aspromonte to the Island of Stromboli, coming to understand the Aeolian Islands and the Sicilian coasts.
Of ancient origins, Nicotera was built in the same place where Medma was located, a Locrian colony, later it was abandoned in the ninth century, due to the persistent raids of the Saracens.
Among the main monuments to visit, there is the Cathedral of medieval origin, remodeled in later periods, with an interior with three naves, where there is a beautiful sculpture of the Madonna delle Grazie, a fifteenth-century work by Antonello Gagini, and a Crucifix of the sixteenth century.
In the vicinity of the Cathedral is the Palazzo Vescovile, which houses the Diocesan Museum, where various sculptures, paintings, tombstones, Neapolitan and Sicilian silverware are exhibited, as well as sacred furnishings and vestments.
The Church of Jesus and Mary is a Baroque construction dating back to 1638, with clear references to Roman architecture.
In the upper part of the town dominates the Castle dating back to 1764 and built on the remains of a previous Swabian-Angevin construction of 1065.
Inside the Castle there is the Archaeological Museum, containing collections of funerary objects and Neolithic finds, as well as bronzes and terracotta from the Greek, Roman and medieval ages.