of Cirò rises on the northern part of the hill where the rural settlement of Ypsicron
was once developed. The Oenotrians had discovered the art and technique of vine
growing that have been passed on throughout the generations.
Carafa family government, Cirò was turned into a fortress; the Sabatini and the
Carafa castles were built in the 15th and 16th centuries.
At the end
of the 16th century, the towers Torre di Madonna di Mare and Torre Nuova were
number of families from Cirò and other surrounding villages started moving
towards the coast by the end of the 19th century, where Cirò Marina is situated
is a small town with 15,000 inhabitants by the Ionian Sea and protected by the