Roseto Capo Spulico
The pearl of Alto Jonio Cosentino.
Roseto Capo Spulico is a town of ancient origins, situated between the mouth of the Sinni and the “Plan of Sibari”. Surely it is part of one of the twenty-five colonies of Magna Grecia that were born around Sibari.
The name, according to the legend, is derived from the rose petals that flourished in Roseto. These were used to fill the sibirus princess’s pillows.
It is undoubtedly a lovely sight that Roseto Capo Spulico offers to the visitor who crosses the Ionian coast of Calabria.
An immaculate nature, the charming beaches, the clarity of the waters of its sea, the recall of history, the charm of myth, the mystery of the mystery enclosed in the imposing walls of a castle.
Its surface of about 30 square kilometers, divided into townships and marinas, allow the City of Rose to offer the tourist a huge range of options ranging from crystal clear sea to the beauty of its hilly landscapes to the flavors of Gastronomic tradition, with the products labeled De.Co., to discover the heart of the medieval old town, cradle of history and art.
Roseto Capo Spulico
The journey through the beauty of Roseto begins at the foot of the historic center. To welcome the visitor we find the oldest monument of the place, the San Vitale Fountain.
Considered the oldest monument of Roseto Capo Spulico, from which, it is said, salutiferous water flows to the care of the sick.
Going along the panoramic route you will find the Castrum Roseti. Built together with the walls of the town today it houses the seat of the Town Hall and the Ethnographic Museum of Peasant Civilization.
Entering the “Urbica Gate”, located on the east side of the Castle, in the narrow streets, you can visit the Mother Church. Dedicated to St. Nicola di Mira rises on the same site as an ancient basilica of the XIII-XIV century.
This small medieval church has a facade on the facade of an ancient sarcophagus depicting a high prelate who chose Roseto as his residence and a low relief depicting two angels supporting an epigraph.
But the most important feature of Roseto Capo Spulico in the world is the Castello Federico Castrum Petrae Roseti.
The manor built on a rock overlooking the sea wanted by Stupor Mundi, Frederick II of Swabia.
Military fortress for the strategic position of its position to dominate the whole Gulf of Taranto, but also a place of Templars, as evidenced by the numerous stone and esoteric signs scattered at several points of the manor, all the Rose of the Rosacroce family, the most important Templar family , Imprinted on the entrance door to the manor.
Historical research has focused on a royal jelly found during restoration work. Signs of Christ’s passion, such as Agnus Dei, have been found on it. Further instrumental examinations allow you to say with certainty that a metallic object, probably a relic of Golgotha, is kept inside. Will this be the mysterious Holy Grail?