Trebisacce (CS)


Trebisacce is located on the Achaean Coast; its name derives from the Byzantine word Trapezàkion, “small table”, referring to the plain where the village was built. Archaeological evidences report the presence of human settlements, such as those found in the Broglio area, where artifacts dating back to the Middle Bronze and Iron Ages and remains of Protohistoric dwellings were found. In ancient times, Trebisacce was a rich and flourishing town. A dense road network and sea transports among the Magna Graecia poleis promoted the development of the town and its economy. Moreover, thanks to its excellent strategic position that was close to the sea and to Mt Mostarica where the population could take refuge, Trebisacce took control of the only communication road between Metaponto and Sybaris. When Magna Graecia was conquered by the Romans, Trebisacce faced a period of economic decay due to the changes in the political and administrative structure of the Sibari area. In fact, there are very few archaeological evidences of that period. During the Byzantine age, the town began to be called Trapezàkion. Commercial and economic development has increased in the 1990s and still continues. The town, once a fishing village, has now become one of the main commercial and touristic towns in the Achaean Coast. 


Address Piazza della Repubblica
  87075 Trebisacce (CS)
Phone number 0981 550211
Fax 0981 58388
Website http://www.comune.trebisacce.cs.it/


The Ionian town was  awarded the Blue Flag once again in 2017. For the fourth consecutive year, Trebisacce was awarded for good environmental practices as well as education and information activities and environmentally friendly behaviors.

The renowned eco-label is awarded by FEE Italia (Foundation for Environmental Education) for high quality water, beaches, facilities and environmental  security and engagement in teaching/learning  educational principles. 

The landmark of the town is the Bastion, the wall system built to protect the ancient village from Turk raids in the 16th century. It could be accessed only from four gates: Annunziata, San Martino, San Leonardo and Sant’Antonio

The Bastion is renowned for its beauty and height. Also known as the “Balcony on the Ionian Sea”, from there visitors can enjoy a wonderful view of the Sibari Plain and the entire Gulf of Taranto.

One of the most ancient churches in Trebisacce is the Main Church of San Nicola di Mira. The original 11th building was an example of Byzantine religious architecture. The church has kept many original elements such as the circular roof-tiled dome and a Basilian bell tower with a polygonal pinnacle. Inside, the three nave church was restored many times and, in 1994, a wooden Christ and an ancient statue of Saint Anthony the Abbot were discovered. 

The Museo dell’Arte olearia e della Cultura contadina "Ludovico Noia" (Museum of Oil Milling and Rural Culture dedicated to Ludovico Noia) is located in the ancient town. The museum building, that once housed an oil mill called “u trappitu ‘i Cinchillibre”, has three large rooms where visitors can come in touch with rural culture. The museum is run by the Association named A.O.P.C.A. “L. Noia”, and displays olive milling tools, oil tanks and objects related to rural culture.

Tourists can also visit the Archeological Museum in Broglio di Trebisacce. The Broglio site has a remarkable historic importance because of the discovery of a Protohistoric village dating back to Middle Bronze Age – Iron Age. An ancient dwelling  was reproduced to make visitors understand the characteristics of the houses that stood there.  Several artifacts and pottery fragments of Mycenaean vases are displayed, and they are evidences of Greek migrations prior to Magna Graecia colonization.