Praia a Mare, Province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
Located along the Policastro Gulf, opposite the Dino island, in the mountains among plantations of cedar-trees and other Mediterranean vegetation, Praia is among the main seaside resorts in Calabria. The name was repeatedly changed in the past from the original Praia degli Schiavi, a colony of Salavic refugees in the 15th century, then became in the 19th century Praia d'Aieta, to become finally Praia a Mare in 1928.
Population: ca. 6,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 87028 -- Phone Area Code: 0985 -- Patron Saint: Santa Maria della Grotta celebrated on 15 August -- Frazioni & Località: Fiuzzi, Foresta
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