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San Procopio, Calabria, Italy

Province of Reggio Calabria
Situated over a crest dividing two valleys 50 km from Reggio Calabria, along the southern Thyrrhenian coast, among green hills covered of century-old olive trees, a populous center in the early 1900's was greatly depopulated after a massive emigration to Australia and France following WW2.

Info

  • Altitude: 357 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 530 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 89020
  • Phone Area Code: 0966
  • Demonym: sanprocopiesi
  • Patron Saint: St. Procopio, celebrated on 8 July.

What to see

  • The church of the Afflitti, where the statue of the Madonna del Mazzolo is kept.

History

In the 15th century was a fiefdom of the Ruffo family, and at that time is dated the statue of the Virgin Mary (Madonna degli Afflitti), sculpted by Giovambattista Mazzolo, born in Carrara, who lived in Messina for a large part of his life.

Provinces of Calabria

Catanzaro | Cosenza | Crotone | Reggio Calabria | Vibo Valentia