Itinerary Crotone, What to see in Crotone
Holidays in Crotone, Tours end visit
Croton was an Achaean colony from c. 710 BC on the coast of the the Gulf of Taranto, that became a powerful early city of Magna Graecia. It was notable for its resident Pythagoras and his school, the Pythagoreans, for its school of medicine and for producing many generations of victors in the Olympic Games and the other Panhellenic Games. One of the most famous of these was Milo of Croton.
Sybaris was the rival of Croton, until c. 510 BC, Crotona sent an army of 100,000 men, commanded by the athlete Milo, against Sybaris and destroyed it. Dionysius the tyrant of Syracuse aiming at hegemony in Magna Graecia, temporarily held Croton. When Pyrrhus invaded Italy it was still a considerable city. But after the war with Pyrrhus half the city became deserted. Crotona was then occupied by the Brutti, with the exception of the citadel, in which the chief inhabitants had taken refuge; these, being unable to defend the place against a Carthaginian force, soon after surrendered, and were allowed to withdraw to Locri. Crotona eventually fell into the hands of the Romans, in 193 BC, and a colony was established there.
What to see in Crotone:
National Archaeological Museum
This museum is located in the city of Crotone on Via Risorgimento, 130.This museum gathers material on the history of ancient Kroton both public and private collections. The material (mostly discovered with the digs of the ancient inhabited areas) shows and testifies to the life in ancient times. Among various objects, you can admire chains, weapons, iron instruments, vases, tips, a statue of a small horse and a sitting, winged sphinx.
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