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History and Art in Calabria

History and Art in Calabria Le Terre di Zoè

Calabria History of peoples with different cultures

Calabria in its history has seen many peoples and cultures from all over the Mediterranean sea.

The first settlements date back to the Paleolithic, from that moment there was a succession of civilizations that found in Calabria, the old Enotria, an ideal place to settle.

The Greeks, in the eighth century BC. they landed en masse on the coasts and founded a group of colonies that soon became rich and powerful, so much so as to deserve the name of Magna Grecia.

Then the Romans arrived until the time of Augustus. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Calabria was sacked by the Visigoths and the Goths. The Byzantines then took over and remained for centuries under the domination of Byzantium. during the Byzantine period.
Around the year 1,000 A.D. the Normans and then the Swabians took over from the Byzantines. In 1250 I changed hands to the Angevins, then the Aragonese, the Spanish, the Austrians and the Bourbons.

All these passages of populations remain evident in churches, castles, monasteries and much more present and well preserved throughout the territory.

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