Lamezia Terme is a city located in Calabria, Italy. It offers tourists and locals a historic city to wander through and soak up some of its intriguing past but also a city of romance, nightlife and outdoor entertainment. The Castle in Lamezia offers a glimpse into life in the 1100's. Built by Greek colonists, today the ruins are a popular tourist landmark. The Bastion of the Knights of Malta is a watchtower which dates back to 1550. The Abbey of the 40 Martyrs has an interesting history and was created in the 9th and 10th century. It is still an active abbey. For lovers of art and culture, the Diocesan museum houses an Arab-Norman ivory case from the 12th century, and art from the 17th to 18th century.
Numerous churches dot the city and include Saint Pancrazio's church, which houses Mattia Preti's pictures, statues and frescoes. Italians often eat dinner quite late at night and a good choice of restaurants is on offer in the city. Clubs and discos are popular, for those who want to sample Italy's nightlife. If you love the outdoors, mountain climbing, hiking and skiing are all available in the city. Paragliders will enjoy the city for its opportunities to take to the skies. Do try to taste the ice cream and pizza as it is quite unlike anywhere else.
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The city has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summer temperatures and mild winters. Annually, the temperature varies from 42 degrees to 84 degrees Fahrenheit and is rarely higher than 87 or lower than 33 degree. The warm season extends from June to September and the high temperatures average around 78 degrees. The colder weather begins November and extends until March. Average daily temperatures are generally below 62 degrees. February is the coldest month in the city, with average lows of around 42 degrees. Rain falls year-round but is variable.
During the low season it is possible to enjoy quiet beaches, great meals, wood stoves and fireplaces. At the beginning of winter, temperatures are mild and a great time for beach walks, great hikes and enjoying the views in the area. A visit to one of the wine or produce farms in the area is an ideal way to enjoy the colder months in the region. Winter can be colder than the rest of the year but accommodations and airfare rates are significantly lower than during the festive peak season.
Getting around Lamezia Terme
Once in the city, you can use buses, taxis and rental cars to get around or stay eco-friendly and ride a bicycle.