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Pictures in the Fiumarella Valley of Catanzaro

January 12th, 2010

Catanzaro is located in the southern Italian region of Calabria and build on a rock looking down into the Fiumarella Valley. The city is famous for its Catanzaro Bridge which connects the different parts of the region and is one of the tallest bridges in Europe.

Driving over the Catanzaro Bridge can be quite an experience as traffic often gets stuck and people get out of their vehicle's to kill the time. Driving up to Catanzaro you'll look down into the Gulf of Squillace which is part of the Ionian Sea. On the left of the bridge there is the Fiumarella Valley.

Driving through the hillsDriving through the hills

The road as it is was scary enough but then it started raining too which really made we want to get up that hill and out of the car as quick as possible. The locals in Catanzaro don't seem to be bothered too much by the height of the bridge and even parked their cars in the midle to walk up into town.

Catanzaro has a nice historic centre with the main centre on the Piazza del Duomo. Other attractions are the Basilica dell'Immacolata, the churches of Santissimo Rosario and Sant'omobono, the remains of the medieval town walls and Palazzo Nobile which functions as the city town hall.

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Travel Pictures of Catanzaro, Italy

  • Driving through the hills Driving through the hills
  • Pictures of the Catanzaro Bridge Pictures of the Catanzaro Bridge
  • Traffic on Catanzaro Bridge, Calabria Traffic on Catanzaro Bridge, Calabria
  • Not trying to look down Not trying to look down
  • Houses near the Catanzaro Bridge Houses near the Catanzaro Bridge
  • Driving to Catanzaro Driving to Catanzaro
  • The Catanzaro Bridge in Calabria The Catanzaro Bridge in Calabria
  • Houses build at the Catanzaro Bridge Houses build at the Catanzaro Bridge
  • The medieval walls of Catanzaro The medieval walls of Catanzaro
  • Houses build close to the valley Houses build close to the valley
  • Parked car on Catanzaro Bridge Parked car on Catanzaro Bridge
  • Photos of Catanzaro in southern Italy Photos of Catanzaro in southern Italy
  • Street panorama in Catanzaro Street panorama in Catanzaro
  • Parking the car up the hill Parking the car up the hill
  • Lookout from Catanzaro in the valley Lookout from Catanzaro in the valley
  • Lovers grafitti on the highway Lovers grafitti on the highway
  • Historic centre of Catanzaro Historic centre of Catanzaro
  • A misty day on the Catanzaro Bridge A misty day on the Catanzaro Bridge
  • The coastline in Catanzaro The coastline in Catanzaro
  • Driving to Catanzaro in Calabria Driving to Catanzaro in Calabria

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32 °C | 89.6 °F

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Name: Hilary
Age: 26-33
Travel type: Couples vacation

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Pictures in the Fiumarella Valley of Catanzaro
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
City: Catanzaro
Period: Jul '09-Aug '09
Lenght of stay: 2 days
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Liked: The view from Catanzaro in the valley
Disliked: The scary road up to Catanzaro
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