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Roccella Ionica (also known as Roccella Jonica or simply as Roccella (Roccollese: Rucceja) is a town and comune located on the Ionian Sea in Calabria, southern Italy.

Roccella Ionica
Comune di Roccella Ionica
Coat of arms of Roccella Ionica
Coat of arms
Location of Roccella Ionica
Roccella Ionica is located in Italy
Roccella Ionica
Roccella Ionica
Location of Roccella Ionica in Italy
Roccella Ionica is located in Calabria
Roccella Ionica
Roccella Ionica
Roccella Ionica (Calabria)
Coordinates: 38°19′N 16°24′E / 38.317°N 16.400°E / 38.317; 16.400
Metropolitan cityReggio Calabria (RC)
FrazioniMancino, Spanò
 • MayorGiuseppe Certomà
 • Total37 km2 (14 sq mi)
16 m (52 ft)
 (December 2007)[3]
 • Total6,768
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Roccellesi (Ruccejoti in the local dialect)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0964
Patron saintSan Vittorio martire
Saint day21 May
WebsiteOfficial website

Possibly built on the site of the ancient Greek settlement of Amphissa, Roccella is probably best known for hosting a major annual jazz festival. It is a town on the sea and has lots of people there in the summer for beach vacations.

Twin townsEdit


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)


  • Elio Walter Barillaro, Roccella Jonica e Maria SS. Delle Grazie nel 450 Anniversario del Miracolo (1545-1995) (1995)