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San Martino di Taurianova
San Martino di Taurianova
San Martino di Taurianova
Location of San Martino di Taurianova in Italy
Coordinates: 38°21′36″N 15°58′31″E / 38.36000°N 15.97528°E / 38.36000; 15.97528Coordinates: 38°21′36″N 15°58′31″E / 38.36000°N 15.97528°E / 38.36000; 15.97528
Country Italy
RegionCalabria Calabria
ProvinceReggio Calabria
ComuneTaurianova
Elevation
135 m (443 ft)
Population
 • Total2,000
Demonym(s)sammartinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
89029
Dialing code+39 (0966)
Patron saintMartin of Tours
Saint dayNovember 11

San Martino is a frazione of the comune of Taurianova of about 2,000 inhabitants situated in the Province of Reggio Calabria.

History

The origins of San Martino dates back to the mid of 10th century, by refugees of ancient Tauriana, destroyed by the Saracen.

During the Normans domination San Martino became the seat of one of the most important castles of the kingdom.

The city was completely destroyed during the 1783 Calabrian earthquakes.

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