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Ricadi is a small rural town, as well as a municipality, located along the Tyrrhenian coast, in the province of Vibo Valentia), in the Italian region of Calabria.GeographyBoundariesThe municipality of Ricadi is located between the gulfs of Lamezia Terme and Gioia Tauro. Capo Vaticano lies between these two gulfs. The Tyrrhenian Sea touches Ricadi to the west. The municipality has about 12km of coasts.WindsThe following winds blow along the coast of Ricadi: the Sirocco, a hot, dry wind originating in the Sahara desert (it blows from the South-East); the Libeccio, a humid westerly wind which frequently makes the sea rough and may form violent westerly squalls. the Mistral, a dry cold northerly wind which blows in winter.HistoryThe origins of Ricadi are unknown. According to legend, it was probably founded at the time of the Saracen invasions, during or after the 10th century. By this time, the Saracens had settled around Rombiolo. Ricadi appears to have been almost reduced to rubble by the earthquake which struck towards the end of the 18th century, it was also heavily damaged by the one which struck at the beginning of the 20th century. The place-name 'Ricade' or 'Rigade' appeared for the first time in the 16th and 17th centuries, and suggests a derivation from the surname 'Riga' or 'Rigà', which was quite surname in Calabria.Plan how to spend your time in Ricadi and other destinations in Italy using our Italy route maker.
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