Family Surnames


  • Agostino
  • Andriano
  • Angilletta
  • Chiricosta
  • Ferraro
  • Fuda
  • Morabito
  • Zappavigna


Locri, Reggio Calabria, Italy

A Brief History

Locri Municipal Coat of Arms Locri, originally called as Epizephyrii Locri, was founded somewhere around 683 A.D. by the ancient Greek tribe known as Locrians. They used the name to differentiate themselves from the Greek city of Locris, which was named after the Greek King, Locrus.

The Locrians settled along the Ionian coast and eventually into Southern Italy. The group of cities they formed became known as Megna Graecia, which translated from Latin means Greater Greece.

Locri moved location from its original settlement due to war and such and eventually moved to its present location where it became known as Gerace Marina. In 1934, the city was officially re named Locri.

Diocese of Locri-Gerace

The address of the Diocese of Locri is:
Via Garibaldi 104
89044 Locri
[Reggio Calabria], Italia
Telephone: 0964.20.781
Fax: 0964.23.00.58

Official website is:
Diocese of Locri-Gerace

This page is a work in progress. I will be adding info as I find it so please check back as often as you like for updates!

Megna Graecia Cities

  • Akerentia Cerenzia - KR
  • Clampedia Amantea - CS
  • Cossa Castiglione di Paludi - RC
  • Hipponion Vibo Valentia
  • Kaulon Monasterace - RC
  • Krimisa Cirò - Kr
  • Kroton Crotone
  • Lagaria Amendolara - CS
  • Lakroi Locri - RC
  • Laos
  • Medma Rosarno - RC
  • Metauros Gioia Tauro - RC
  • Pandosia, Marano Principato - CS
  • Petelia Strongoli - KR
  • Phrourion Isola di Capo Rizzuto - KR
  • Rhegion Reggio Calabria
  • Skylletion Scolacium, Squillace -CZ
  • Sybaris Sibari - CS
  • Temesa Nocera Terinese - CZ

Map of Megna Graecia Cities

                Magna Graecia

                                    Map of Ancient Magna Graecia

Current Day Comuni in Reggio Calabria

January 2008

Here is a list of Comuni in Reggio Calabria. Many are linked to their official websites. I will be updating the links as I find the appropriate website. Until then, please be patient!