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Cultural and Panoramical Itineraries Extracted from "Tropea - Practical Tourist Guide to the Thyrrenic Coast" by Francesco Stefanelli

Information- visiting Briatico
City of Briatico tel. 0963.391013 Pharmacy - Spinella tel. 0963.391595
Medical Guard tel. 0963.391246 Police tel. 0963.391004

Origins: 
The town was founded by Locresians, after which it belonged to the Marzanos and the family Del Castro-Bisbal
In 1585, it became a marquisate under Geromina Colonna, who left it to his son Ettore Pignatelli, Duch of Monteleone.
 The old town of Briatico was ruined by the earthquake in 1783; in this area there are still the ruins of the ancient castle erected by Ferdinando Bisbal; whereas on the coast there are two watch towers: La Rocchetta and Torre S.Irene; along the river there are also roman findings and the caves "delle Fate".

Special for Briatico:  
A fishers town and tourist spot on the northern slopes of Monte Poro.
The sea is deep clean, the coasts rocky and wild, alternating with sparkling white beaches.

Worth a visit in Briatico:  
The watch tower "La Rocchetta", and the fish pond peschiera Romana, aswell as Santa Irene, that is accessible only by swimming, about a hundred meters from the shore.
There is the archeological zone "Punta Saf˛".
The urban settlement "Briatico Vecchia"
The mill "Rocchetta".

The beautiful coastline and the inviting beaches of Briatico are well worth a visit during your stay in this area.

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