Pizzo Calabro in Calabria

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

Information -  visiting Pizzo Calabro
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A 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: 
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.

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