Torre Galea - Marina di Gioiosa Jonica
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MARINA GIOIOSA IONICA

Overlooking the Southern Ionian coasts of Calabria, is where one will come across Marina di Gioiosa Jonica, a seaside resort also offering cultural visits.

History

It came about during the Roman era by the name of Romechium and saw a period of splendour at the end of the Roman Empire (IV century).

Its decline arrived at the beginning of the Saracen raids which began from the IX century, planting seeds of panic among the coastal inhabitants of Southern Italy.

For this reason, the centre known as Mystia was founded towards the interior, but was destroyed by the Saracens in 986.

During the XVI century, having recovered from Turkish seaward invasions and a Spanish government, they decided to build new defensive towers which one can still admire today.

The coastal area of Marina di Gioiosa Jonica began to repopulate at the end of the 800s following complete land reclamation of the coastal area and the construction of the Jonica Railroad (1875).

A visit to the City

Marina di Gioiosa Jonica is a seaside tourist centre which is well equipped and endowed with an evocative seafront and a beautiful beach bathed by a crystal sea.

The present day centre came about during modern times on the spot where the Roman centre of Romechium once stood.
Marina di Gioiosa Jonica preserves some interesting cultural areas dating back to an ancient past, like the Roman Theatre from the Imperial era, which was discovered in 1906.

The coastal Towers are also interesting and date back to the era of Saracen raids (IX century) as well as the Turkish ones (XVI century).

Marina di Gioiosa Jonica offers the possibility of a seaside holiday full of cultural visits to various internal Medieval centres and the neighbouring Aspromonte National Park.

Place of interest

- Teatro Romano (II sec. d.C.)
- Torre Galea (XV sec.)
- Torre Borraca o di Spina
- Torre Cavallara
- Naniglio (epoca romana)
- Resti del Monastero, S. Nicodemo
- Visita a Grotteria
- Parco Nazionale dell'Aspromonte
- Visita a Mammola
- Visita di Locri
- Sito Archeologico di Locri Epizefiri
- Visita di Polistena
- Visita di Roccella Jonica

Museums

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Events

- Sagra "da malangiana china" in luglio
- Festa di San Nicola di Bari in luglio
- Festa della Madonna del Carmine in agosto
- Sagra del pesce azzurro in agosto
- Torrone da guinness in dicembre

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