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The Savuto is a river and valley in Calabria, Southern Italy, that lies at the intersection of the provinces of Cosenza and Catanzaro. It is also the name of a DOC wine produced in the region.

Savuto Valle da Scigliano.jpg
Savuto river valley as seen from Scigliano
Physical characteristics
MouthTyrrhenian Sea
 • coordinates
39°01′55″N 16°05′56″E / 39.0319°N 16.0989°E / 39.0319; 16.0989Coordinates: 39°01′55″N 16°05′56″E / 39.0319°N 16.0989°E / 39.0319; 16.0989

The river's source is in La Sila and it empties into the Tyrrhenian Sea, at the Gulf of Saint Euphemia, after a run of 48 kilometres (30 mi).

The name originates from the Latin Sabutus,[1] and it may also correspond to the Greek Ocinaros ("that flows quickly"), on which there was located the ancient town of Temesa.

It is also the name of a small village near the river

The Savuto valley is home to many towns (It: comuni including: Aprigliano, Parenti, Rogliano, Santo Stefano di Rogliano, Marzi, Carpanzano, Malito, Scigliano, Pedivigliano, Altilia, Grimaldi, Aiello Calabro, Martirano, San Mango d'Aquino, Cleto, and Nocera Terinese known collectively as "towns of the Savuto" (It: Paesi del Savuto).


  1. ^ Richard J.A. Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World: Map-By-Map Directory. I. Princeton, NJ and Oxford, UK: Princeton University Press. p. 700. ISBN 0691049459.

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