Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Castro Villari

Castro Villari, a fortified town in the province of Calabria Citra, Italy, 7 miles from Cassano. It stands on a height surrounded by lofty mountains, and possesses a massive Norman keep. The modern streets are well laid out. There is a considerable trade in wine, silk, cotton, fruits, and manure. At Monte Pollino, in the vicinity, a famous cheese is made.