/website/portalmedia/2018-04/giannini.jpg  



 


Climate in Soverato is mild and pleasant all year long, and it depends on unique environmental and climatic elements: the clean sea, sun always shining and wonderful beaches. The natural Bay of Soverato, at the center of the Gulf of Squillace, is enchanting and it is protected from 2nd and 3rd quadrant breakers. Moreover, a few meters from the water edge, the sea is quite deep and, in some points, it is very deep. The sandy sea floor is covered with Posidonia meadows. The sea area is the ideal habitat of a great number of colonies of seahorses, the symbol of devotion in Greek mythology, and pipefish, increasingly rare in the Mediterranean Sea. According to sea experts, the presence of Hyppocampuses is an important indicator of clean waters, because they are resident organisms that can only survive in well-balanced natural habitats.

The Regional Marine Park "Soverato Bay" is located on the Ionian coast, right on the bay of Soverato, where two small streams flow. The park aims at protecting animal and plant species, biodiversity and the balance of the area, it also focusses on promoting scientific knowledge and tourism. In the bay there are usually two species of seahorses, Hippocampus hippocampus and Hippocampus guttulatus, both endangered, and included in the CITES list - "Convention on International Trade in Endagered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora". The pipefish and the clam Tonna Galea, which are both present in the protection list of the Berne Convention can be easily seen.

Cultural itineraries in the Pearl of the Ionian Sea include a visit to the Archpriest Church of Maria SS. Addolorata (Duomo) in Soverato Superiore, that keeps the sculpted group of the Pietà, a Renaissance white marble sculpture with the Virgin cradling the dead body of Jesus. The sculpture was commissioned in 1521 by Giovanni Martino d'Aquino, Counselor of the Kingdom of Naples, to the Sicilian artist Antonello Gagini. In the ancient town, the Medieval hamlet that houses the ruined village destroyed by the earthquake in 1783, is very evocative. Palanzo Marincola, built in the 19th century with lesenes in the façade, is located in Corso Umberto I. The windows and balconies, with wrought-iron railings, has stile-liberty decorations. Palazzo Romiti was built in the early 20th century and it is a three-story stile-liberty building. The small balconies of the top floor have a corbel supported by big apotropaic masks.

A crenellated watch tower stands on a high hillock in the Turrati area. It is a quadrangular building with stone cladded scarp walls surrounded by a stone belt course. There is a three-light window in one of the walls.

The Santicelli botanical garden in Soverato offers ecological itineraries far away from the noisy town. The garden is located on a hill overlooking the wonderful view of the Gulf of Squillace, and its aim is to protect and preserve biodiversity. Typical Mediterranean scrub species alternate with exotic plants from distant lands, some of which on the verge of extinction. Along the path that crosses the garden, visitors can find one of the four anti-aircraft and anti-ship bunkers connected one to the other through an underground tunnel.




meandcalabria-header.png
ME AND CALABRIA
PLAN YOUR OWN TRIP AND SHARE IT WITH WHOMEVER YOU CHOOSE.


SLEEP CALABRIA



YOUR IDEAL TRIP







 


TRIP TIPS