Lay down on the promontory on the basis of the plateau
Poro, among Briatico and Tropea, whose summit was the
name of Cape Vaticano (from here the name), Ricadi,
has many archaeological finds come to light in various
campaigns excavations. Prehistoric site, then
Phoenician, Carthaginian, Locrese, of course of Rome,
Byzantine and Norman, Saracens, who gave burned what
they not brought forth, belonged to Anjou, the dukes
of Aragon of France, and at the Bourbons.
Other historical facts can be found in places
Formicoli (Forum Herculis, where the mighty god,
returning from Spain with his herds, he found here
abundant pastures), which was discovered a necropolis
Byzantine and Brivadi resort, which boasts the same
discovery and along the coastal stretch, which has
sighting towers against Turkish incursions.
Ricadi and Capo Vaticano, corners of the most
evocative of all Calabria, where you can admire the
Eolie islands, is known destination for tourists who
love serene holiday, in the middle of a nature rich in
fruit trees, made of sun, sea clean , beaches of fine
white sand, blacks rocks, accepted in the numerous
campings equipped, houses and hotels. To visit the
town of Ricadi:
You can visit in Brivadi the tower "Marrana" now
reduced to a simple turn wall.
It received signals of nearby tower "Ruffa" and sent
them to other towers along the coast prepared for them
finally to arrive at Castello di Monteleone, today
The Museum of CiviltÓ Contadina (civilization peasant),
preserves materials of civilization peasant and
working tools used in the fields.
A Lampazzone you can see, still working, a water mill
built in 1700.
The owner, Mr. Giuseppe Rizzo, is available to see the
grinding just as was done once.
The mill can be visited from 1 June to 30 September,
in the days Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 8 am to