Welcome to Magna Graecia! Nova Siri, on the border between Basilicata and Calabria, is a name that reminds the ancient Siris, founded by Greek settlers at themouth of the Sinni river. At the end of the VI Century, a decline of the town and subjection to Metaponto and Crotone. In early medieval times, as protection against the raids of the Saracen pirates, a new town was built, approximately ten kilometers from the Ionian Sea coastline.The name Siritide of the original territory is a reminder of the ancient town. Today, many visitors come to Nova Siri during summer to enjoy its very beautiful beach. It is however worthwhile all over the year to go up to the 355 m. altitude of the town, enjoying the beauty of panoramic roads, in a scenario of cultivated fields and olive groves. In the inner town, which still preserves the medieval structure, stands out the “Chiesa Madre di Santa Maria Assunta”. A simple architecture outside, a marble main altar (1730) and a beautiful wooden Choir (1735) inside. The belltower was rebuilt in 1866. The castle, built at the end of the XIV Century, was property of several feudal lords, from Spanish nobleman Castro Sandoval to Duke Francesco CriveIli, the last owner. At a lower level, there is Palazzo Settembrini, named after the family of the Italian writer and patriot Luigi Settembrini(1813-1877). At “Marina di Nova Siri”, the soaring Torre Bollita (Boiled Tower) also known as “Torre di Ferro” (Iron Tower), built in 1520 for protection against raiders. Halfway between the coastline and the town, remains of the Roman Age, including a villa and its spa facilities. Of Roman origins too are the “Vasche di Sant’Alessio” (Saint Alexis Pools), source of a crystal water believed to be a body purifier. At a short distance below the town, the XVII Century church “Madonna della Sulla”, well known for a religious celebration which takes place in August.