Uncertain information concerns the origins of Caccuri, a little town in Crotone province, that stands on the hills above the left bank of the Neto river. However, remains of a fascinating and distant past are present in the entire area. Some scholars maintain that the name Caccuri comes from the word Cacumina, that is the top of the hill where the town was erected. Others claim that it derives from the Greek Kao-kour referred to a place in the Greek region of Arcadia: people coming from that area probably arrived in the site and named it after their homeland. Also noteworthy is the presence of three Basilian Monasteries that, before the Normans arrived and imposed the Latinization of the Eastern rite churches, had a great influence on the life of local population: Monastery of Santa Maria della Paganella or dei Tre Fanciulli, Abate Marco and Santa Maria di Cabria. All of them were given to the Order of Flora (founded by Joachim of Flora) by the Emperor Henry VI in 1195, event that triggered bloody and long-lasting fights. During the Kingdom of the two Sicilies, the town played a fundamental role, particularly in 1844, when the Bandiera brothers and their companions stopped in the surroundings. Caccuri people foiled the revolutionary plot of the patriots by sending from the Casino del Vuldoj the message to the Commander of San Giovanni in Fiore Gendarmery who arrested them. At the end of the 19th century, Caccuri witnessed a period of progress and prosperity.