Canolo, Calabria

Province of Reggio Calabria
18 km from the Ionian Sea, it consists of an ancient borough, Canolo Vecchio, and a newer section called Canolo Nuovo, rebuilt in a better position after a flood in 1950. Just below Mount Mutolo, it is surrounded by quarries of reddish stone called "Dolomites of the South".

Provinces of Calabria


  • Population: about 700 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 89040
  • Phone Area Code: 0964
  • Demonym: canolesi
  • Patron Saint: St. Nicola of Bari, celebrated on 6th December
  • Frazioni & Località: Canolo nuova, Mondarola, Prestarona, Scorciapelle, Zovaianni, Malivindi.

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The area was inhabited in very ancient times, since a neolithic village was found in the vicinity of the medieval borough. The name comes from the Greek "Kanalos", meaning "channel.

What to see

  • Neolithic area in Prestarona, where stone items (akes, hammers) were found, as well as items of the Bronze age.