Briatico is a seaside resort renowned for the seafront promenade facing the Gulf of Lamezia Terme and the Aeolian Islands. Beaches, cliffs and bays follow one another and some of them, such as Trainiti beach and Safò Bay, Cocca cliff, San Giuseppe and Sant'Irene beaches that run along the Costa degli Dei (Coast of the Gods), are among the most splendid places in Calabria. The first evidences regarding Briatico origins dates to the year 1000 when Roger the Norman mentioned the little town of Euriatikon (today’s Briatico) in a document about the foundation of the diocese of Mileto. The town was destroyed by Saracen raids and then re-built on the hill to the right side of the Murria stream. The new settlement was called Briatikos (fortified place) because it was surrounded by imposing walls. During the feudal period, the town suffered different dominations. Briatico culinary tradition is based on local foods, such as olives and olive oil, red onions and prickly pears, local wine, fish soup, grilled swordfish and tuna fish.