Stilo


Stilo

Infobox CityIT
img_coa = Stilo-Stemma.gif
official_name = Comune di Stilo
region = Calabria
province = Reggio Calabria (RC)
elevation_m = 386
area_total_km2 = 78.49
population_as_of = 2001
name=Stilo
mapx=38.53333|mapy=16.47
population_total = 2813
population_density_km2 = 36
timezone = CET, UTC+1
coordinates = coord|38|29|N|16|28|E
frazioni = Caldarella, Bordingiano, Gatticello, Ferdinandea, Mila
telephone = 0964
postalcode = 89049
gentilic = Stilesi
saint = St. George
day = April 23
mayor = Giancarlo Miriello (since May 31, 2006)
website = [http://www.comune.stilo.rc.it/ www.comune.stilo.rc.it]

Stilo ( _gr. Stylos, "column") is a town and commune in the province of Reggio Calabria, in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It is located 151 km from Reggio Calabria.

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 km from the city is the promontory of Cape Stilo, where in 1940 the Battle of Punta Stilo was fought by the Italian and British Navies.

History

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

Main sights

*The "Cattolica di Stilo", a 10th century church in the Byzantine style
*The Cathedral
*Church of "San Domenico"
*Church of "San Nicola da Tolentino"
*The Norman Castle of Roger II
*The Fountain of the Dolphins

People from Stilo

*Tommaso Campanella- Philosopher
*Francesco Cozza, painter

Gallery

Link related

*Vallata dello Stilaro Allaro
*Ecomuseo delle ferriere e fonderie di Calabria


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  • Stilo — Stilo …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stilo — Stilo …   Wikipedia Español

  • Stilo — Vue de la commune Administration Nom calabrais Stilu Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stilo — Element prim de compunere savantă cu semnificaţia coloană . [< fr. stylo , cf. gr. stylos, lat. stilus]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  STILO , STÍL, STILÍE elem. coloană , vargă . (< fr. stylo , style, stylie, cf. gr.… …   Dicționar Român

  • štilo — štȉlo sr DEFINICIJA v. stilo …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • stilo — stȉlo (štȉlo) sr <G mn stílā> DEFINICIJA zast. držalo u koje se uvlačilo pero za pisanje ETIMOLOGIJA vidi stilus …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Stilo [1] — Stilo, 1) Stadt in der neapolitanischen Provinz Calabria ulteriore I., rechts am Stillaro, welcher unweit in das Jonische Meer mündet; 3500 Ew., welche Eisenwaaren machen; in der Nähe die einzigen Eisengruben des Königreichs; 2) (Capo di S.),… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Stilo [2] — Stilo, Lucius Älius S. od. Präconius, römischer Ritter aus Lanuvium, geb. um 154 v. Chr; er gehörte zu den Optimaten u. begleitete 100 v. Chr. den Q. Metellus Numidicus ins freiwillige Exil. Bes. war er berühmt als gelehrter Kenner der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Stilo — Stilo, Stadt in der ital. Provinz Reggio di Calabria, Kreis Gerace, am Nordostfuß des Monte Consolino (701 m) und am Stilaro, hat ein merkwürdiges altes Kirchlein, Weinbau, Seiden und Ölgewinnung und (1901) 2922 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • stilo — s.m. [dal lat. stĭlus, in alcuni sign. con influsso del gr. stŷlos colonna ]. 1. (arm.) [arma bianca con lama molto sottile e acuminata] ▶◀ [➨ stiletto]. 2. (estens.) [qualunque oggetto acuminato, come l indicatore della meridiana o il braccio… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • stilo- — [dal gr. stŷlos colonna ; lat. scient. stylo  ]. Primo elemento di parole composte, nelle quali significa colonna o aspetto simile a colonna : stilobate, stiloforo, ecc …   Enciclopedia Italiana


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