Botricello, is a town of 5,023 inhabitants in the province of Catanzaro. A town located in the Gulf of Squillace, it became autonomous in 1957, after having been part of the nearby municipality of Andali for years. It does not boast a long historical tradition, but beautiful beaches and a particularly mild climate have given a major boost to the seaside tourism which is its main economic resource.
The town has two sites, Botricello superiore (or Soprano) which forms the ancient nucleus and is located, inland, on the hills, and Botricello (new), near the coast, which instead developed from the second after the war
Located in the heart of the Costa degli Aranci, it is located in an area rich in natural beauty.
The economy is mainly linked to agriculture and breeding. The origins of the village are
very ancient and some scholars date it back to the period of Roman domination.
The Madonna of Pompeii is the patron saint of Botricello.
Botricello is a tourist-commercial country in the province of Catanzaro, well located in an area characterized by a seaside tourism and a marvelous beach of fine white sand
which is associated with the presence of the Mediterranean maquis that characterizes almost the entire stretch of the Ionian coast between Crotone and Catanzaro.
The logistical position of Botricello, a few kilometers from Le Castella and from Isola Capo Rizzuto (Marine Reserve), offers various possibilities for excursions both of historical character in Magna Graecia and of nature in the near Sila and in the Serre.