is a fairly big town and tourist center
situated on the north-western slopes of
Monte Poro, with one of the best and most
secure ports on the coast between Salerno
and Reggio Calabria.
In the port area you can experience the
picturesque fishing boats coming back after
having lain their nets for the day, or the
fish market (banchina Tripoli), and admire
the wooden boats that have been built with
the traditional axe technique.
di Bivona built in 1442 to protect the
port of Bivona from pirates, has been used
mostly for military but also economical
purposes and is now in a state of neglection,
waiting for a thourough renovation.
It is surrounded by an interesting
archeological area with findings from the
greek, roman and medieval eras.
Tonnara di Bivona - the architectural
complex of the Tonnara di Bivona dates back
to 1885 and was created by Cav. gaetano De
Carolis and completed by the marquis Enrico
Gagliardi in 1911.
Festa del Mare: a procession of boats in the port in honour of the holy patron Maria SS.del Rosario di Pompei, works, light decorations, and market stands.
9th August: The pancake festival and the Carnival with a parade of different allegorical carts.
Summer period: sailing regattas