As you travel along the SS 106 from Catanzaro to Soverato, you can’t help but be drawn to the 12th Century Byzantine Basilica of Santa Maria in Roccelletta. This important medieval monument is perfectly perched amongst the surrounding olive groves.
When you pass the threshold into the Archaeological Park of Roccelletta Borgia, you are instantly taken back to ancient “Skylletium”, which according to local legend may have been founded by Ulysses when he passed through Calabria after the Trojan War. Later, the Romans conquered the village and left their mark by covering the streets, forums and buildings with their own architecture and renaming it Scolacium.
Today, you can see the sprawling forum, walled theater, amphitheater and small archaeological museum with its pottery, artwork and photos of Scolacium’s war-stained past.