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Calabria Magna Graecia Calabria is the heart of the Mediterranian sea. On August 16, 1972 in the Mediterranean Sea, just off the coast of Riace Marina, Stefano Mariottini discovered the two statues, well known as Bronzi di Riace. The news of the discovery was spread rapidly all over the world and it has been considered one most important discovery of the last century. The statues are currently hosted in the National Museum of Magna Graecia in the Italian city of Reggio Calabria, representing one of the major additions to the surviving examples of ancient Greek sculpture. In Calabria there are Several archeological sights starting with the Archeological Museum of Sibari, where is hosted an important statue known as Toro Cozzante and Archeological Park of Locri Epizefiri with a IV centurytheatre. Capo Colonna One ofthe best places to experience the naturai beauty of this southern Italian region is at Capo Colonna, a promontory known as Capo Lacinio in antiquity, which is about 13 km south of Crotone in eastern Calabria. This is the site of one of the most important sanctuaries in Magna Graecia, the area of southern Italy populated by Greek settlers from the eighth century. Nowadays all that remains of the temple is one single Doric column, measuring 8.35 meters in height. Nevertheless, the surrounding land and views of the sea still reflect the sacred nature of this site that may have originally inspired the idea for a sanctuary here. An archeological Park surrounded by a secular olive grave One of the most representative excellence of the Magna Graecia is the important archeological sites from the roman greek cities: Archeological Park of Scolacium. A huge abbey surrounded by a secular olive grove, 200 meters from the sea. Every year the Park hosts the famous festival "Harmony of Art" a space for the soul, where music, theatre, dance, legend and history wind together to achieve beauty.