Miglierina is a village of about 800 inhabitants located in a charming position between the Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas, on a hill overlooking the Gulfs of Squillace and Sant’Eufemia. When the weather is clear, the Aeolian Islands can be seen from the town. The name probably derives from the presence of old water mills in the areas surrounding the village. “Muglierina” could thus be a place name meaning “the town of mills”. It was also assumed that the name derived from the new village location near Melina, an area where soils were more fertile than those of the original settlement. The term “migliore-rina” would indicate a better soil.
The original settlement dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries. It was dominated by the feudal families of De Reggio, Ruffo and the Counts of Catanzaro. In 1610, it was sold to the Cigala family, the last feudal owners of Miglierina. In 1811 it became an independent municipality, and, in the Restoration period, it was ruled by the Bourbon family.
Miglierina is an inviting and friendly place, a community that welcomes visitors and travelers and involves them in the village life. Those who visit Miglierina will meet people and discover places, and they will be thrilled with culture and emotions.