Stilo

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Stilo
Comune
Comune di Stilo
Stilo vecchio 2.jpg
Coat of arms of Stilo
Coat of arms
Stilo is located in Italy
Stilo
Stilo
Location of Stilo in Italy
Coordinates: 38°29′N 16°28′E / 38.483°N 16.467°E / 38.483; 16.467
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
Metropolitan cityReggio Calabria (RC)
FrazioniCaldarella, Bordingiano, Gatticello, Ferdinandea, Mila
Government
 • MayorGiancarlo Miriello (since May 31, 2006)
Area
 • Total78.49 km2 (30.31 sq mi)
Elevation386 m (1,266 ft)
Population (December 2007)
 • Total2,742
 • Density35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Stilesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code89049
Dialing code0964
Patron saintSt. George
Saint dayApril 23
WebsiteOfficial website
The Cattolica of Stilo, a Byzantine-style church from the 9th century.

Stilo (Calabrian: Stilu; Greek: Στύλος, translit. Stylos, lit. 'column') is a town and comune in the province of Reggio Calabria, in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It is 151 kilometres (94 mi) from Reggio.

The town is inscribed into I Borghi più belli d'Italia list.[1]

The economy of the commune is mainly based on agriculture, with production of cereals, oil, wine and cheese. There are mines of iron and lead.

At 10 kilometres (6 mi) from the city is the promontory of Cape Stilo, near where in July 1940 the Battle of Punta Stilo was fought by the Italian and British navies.

History[edit]

The origins of Stilo are connected to the destruction of the ancient Greek colony of Caulonia by Dionysius II of Syracuse, followed by another by the Campanians (allies of the Romans) in 277 BC.

Main sights[edit]

Not far from the town is the monastery of San Giovanni Theristis.

People from Stilo[edit]

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