Church of Piedigrotta

The church of Piedigrotta was entirely excavated from the 18th century in a tuff cliff. First a fishermen's chapel, the cave became a church that grew at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Inside there are several groups of sculptures that furnish it, also in volcanic tuff.

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Nicastro Cathedral

Nicastro Cathedral was built in the Byzantine period in an unknown place. In 1100, Countess Eremburga, niece of Robert Guiscard, built a new cathedral dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul, majestic and in Romanesque style. This building collapsed in the earthquake of 1638, and in 1640 Bishop Giovan Tommaso Perrone began building a new cathedral on the present site. At the end of the 19th century, the 17th-century facade completely lost its architectural character, and the facade was modified again in 1925, resuming its current design. In 1935, the maiolica-covered dome was raised and in the middle of the 20th century, the present staircase was built.

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Cattolica di Stilo

The Cattolica is a small Byzantine church built in the 10th and 11th centuries. The name Cattolica was to designate a category of "privileged churches", the term "katholikì" was given only to churches with baptismal fonts. Subjected to the Byzantine Empire until the 11th century, Calabria today preserves many testimonies of oriental art, the Cattolica is a good example.