The sanctuary was erected on a former place of pagan worship, dedicated to Hera Lacinia.
Founded in the 8th century BC, Crotone quickly grew to become a rich and powerful city. In its early days it became the centre of one of the greatest schools of philosophy of 'Magna Graecia' ('Great Greece'), the Pythagorean school. The city's ancient origins can still be seen from the sea. Take a visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Crotone. On display, you will see treasures from the region, ...
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