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Cassano all' Ionio is a small town in the region of Calabria in southern Italy.

Just outside the town was the ancient town of Thurii, a Greek colony established around 440 BC.

Today, Cassano all' Ionio is known for its clock tower, church, and ancient ruins.





People Born in Cassano all' Ionio

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Cassano all' Ionio in People's Lives

Herodotus: I moved here from Athens around 443 BC. At the time, it was called Thurium, and was a newly established Athenian-supported colony. It is unknown how long I lived here, but many historians believe that I lived here for the rest of my life. I died in 425 BC, around the age of 60, quite possibly in this city.

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