Repubblica Italiana

From the Territories 25 May 21

Municipality of Tarsia

We publish the speech by Roberto Ameruso, mayor of Tarsia, in Calabria, where the free hotspots have been activated and in addition to the Municipalities that have joined the WiFi Italy Project.

Tarsia is a town in the lower Crati valley, located at the point where the river opens its way to the Piana di Sibari and reaches the offshoots of the Sila. The town stands on a spur to the left of the valley floor.

The name of the village derives from a Greek name of person Tharsias. Of uncertain origins, until 1606 it belonged to the State of Bisignano, then it was part of the fief of the Spinelli, who had the title of prince there.

Today there is a museum of memory in the place where the largest fascist concentration camp in Italy was housed, the Ferramonti internment camp, where mainly foreign Jews and ethnic minorities considered enemies by the fascist regime were imprisoned. The camp was liberated by the British on September 14, 1943.

The economy is based on the breeding of cattle and sheep and on agricultural products, in particular fruit, cereals and olives.

The administration of Tarsia always wants to provide its citizens with new services, being part of the Piazza WiFi Italia Project means taking a decisive step towards the digitization of the country. "