Tropea

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Tropea
Comune
Comune di Tropea
View o the kirk an o twa beaches
View o the kirk an o twa beaches
Coat o airms o Tropea
Coat o airms
Country Italy
Region Calabrie
Province / Metropolitan ceety Vibo Valentia (VV)
Frazioni Marina
Govrenment
 • Mayor Francesco Mario Sammarco (syne 4 Apryle 2005)
Area
 • Total 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Tot 6,851
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tropeani (dialectal: Trupiani)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 89861
Dialin code 0963
Patron saint St. Madonna o Romanie
Saint day 27 Mairch
Website Offeecial wabsteid
Foreland an seaside

Tropea (auncient Trapeia; Τράπεια in Auncient Greek) is a municipality locatit athin the province o Vibo Valentia, in Calabrie (soothren Italy).

The toun is a famous bathin place, situatit on a reef, in the guwf o St. Euphemia connectit wi the mainland bi a narrae strip in the Tyrrhenian Sea, toward the sooth wi respect tae Vibo Valentia an northwaird wi respect tae Ricadi an Capo Vaticano.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Virgin Mary o Romanie[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the Norman cathedral o Tropea thare is a pictur o Virgin Mary o Romanie, o Byzantine oreegin, datin frae aroond 1330.

The legend says that a boat comin frae the east-Byzantine (hence the name Virgin Mary o Romanie) wis driven bi a stuirm in the port o Tropea. Repaired the damage, the captain treed tae leave but the ship still stuid in the harbor. On the same nicht the bishop o the ceety, Ambrogio Cordova, dreamit o the Virgin Mary askin him tae stay in Tropea an becomin its Protectress. The dream repeatit for several nichts. Eventually the bishop summoned the senior offeecials an the ceetizens, an thegither they went tae the port tae tak the pictur o the Virgin Mary. As suin as the pentin wis brocht tae shore the ship depairtit.

The Virgin Mary promised tae defend the ceety frae the pestilence, yirdquauks an war, an mony events that teuk place syne then seem tae testify it.

Accordin tae tradeetion, the Virgin Mary appeared in dream several times tae the bishop, warnin o a yirdquauk that wad devastate Calabrie. On the 27 Mairch 1638 the bishop established a penitential procession, involvin aw the fowk frae Tropea. Thanks tae the procession an yirdquauk which struck that same day caused nae harm.

The ceetizens o Tropea wur savit frae the 1783 Calabrie yirdquauks, hintle stranger an mair tragic than the previous ane, that affectit the whole o Calabrie. This event strenthened the devotion tae the Virgin Mary o Romanie, an the ceetizens o Tropea proclaimit her the patron o Tropea.

Durin Warld War II Tropea suffered a bombin, but the sax bombs which fell on Tropea aw fell intae a hole an remained unexplodit.

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tropea onions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mony veelages aroond Tropea produce a pairticular quality o red onion. In Italy these onions are so famous that cipolla di Tropea ("Tropea onion" or "Tropea's onion") haes become a Italian synonym for aw red onions.

ane o the gelaterias in toun, Tonino in the Corso, even maks a red onion ice cream (as well as ithers based on squid ink an nduja, the local spicy salami).

International relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tropea is twinned wi:

Sources an Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

The kirk on Isola Bella
Toun centre
Sunset on the Tyrrhenian Sea shore