fishing center and holiday resort perched on
its rock above the gulf of S. Eufemia.
Its origins are believed to be the
ancient town of Napitum, however,
today the town of Pizzo is famous mostly for its
Castle, where Murat was assassinated. In the
town you can taste the hand made ice cream
tartufo or the black ink-fish pasta dish -
"spaghetti al nero di seppia".
Worth a visit:
The baroque church of S.Giorgio contains
a 17th century crucifix in wood, some
interesting statues from the XVIth century,
among which the works of Gagini - the
Madonna with the child and St. Catherine are
of particular interest and there si also a
St. John the Baptist of Pietro Bernini.
The castle, that was built in the late 1400
by Ferdinand of Aragon, became in 1815 the
intriguing death scene of Joaquin Murat.