Gerace (10)

Gerace20 photos

Description

Coordinates: 38° 16′ 22″ N, 16° 13′ 6″ E

Gerace is a town in the region of Calabria, Italy. Gerace is located some 10 km inland from Locri, yet the latter town and the Sea can be seen from Gerace’s perch atop a 500 m vertical rock. The town stands on a hill formed of conglomerates of sea fossils from 60 million years ago.

Main sights

  • Church of St Francis (13th century), containing a precious Baroque altar.
  • Norman Cathedral, the largest religious building in Calabria, including the prison of the Five Martyrs of Gerace (1045).
  • San Giovannello, (Little St John, 10th century).
  • Santa Maria del Mastro (1083), of Greek rite until 1480.

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See also

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