Santa Severina

Santa Severina
Comune di Santa Severina

Panoramic image of Santa Severina.
Santa Severina

Location of Santa Severina in Italy

Coordinates: 39°9′N 16°55′E / 39.150°N 16.917°E / 39.150; 16.917Coordinates: 39°9′N 16°55′E / 39.150°N 16.917°E / 39.150; 16.917
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Crotone (KR)
Frazioni Altilia
  Total 51 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 350 m (1,150 ft)
  Total 2,326
  Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santaseverinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 88832
Dialing code 0962
Patron saint Santa Anastasìa
Saint day 29 October
Website Official website

Santa Severina is a town and comune in the province of Crotone, in the Calabria region of southern Italy.


It is the birthplace of (Saint) Pope Zachary and also of Henry Aristippus, who was a religious scholar and writer at the court of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily.

Ecclesiastical History

The bishopric -established around 400 AD- and -since around 100 AD- Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santa Severina (v.) was suppressed on 30 September 1986, its title and territory being merged into the Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Crotone–Santa Severina.


The town is bordered by Belvedere di Spinello, Caccuri, Castelsilano, Rocca di Neto, Roccabernarda, San Mauro Marchesato and Scandale.


There is a cultural festival which is held each year in August in Santa Severina, focusing on traditional Italian music.

Twin towns

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