Welcome to Le Castella
This town is named for its impressive 16th-century Aragonese castle, a vast edifice linked to the mainland by a short causeway. The philosopher Pliny said that Hannibal constructed the first tower. Evidence shows it was begun in the 4th century BC, designed to protect Crotone in the wars against Pyrrhus.
Le Castella is south of Capo Rizzuto, a rare protected area along this coast, rich not only in nature but also in Greek history. For further information on the park, try www.riservamarinacaporizzuto.it.