Copanello is one of the most important seaside resorts in Calabria, nicknamed the Precious Stone of the Costa degli Aranci. The high cliff on which the town rises extends into the clear, fishy and rich of plankton sea, briefly interrupting the wide and spacious beach. Around the cliff, scattered small rocky rocks draw a colorful seabed of remarkable beauty. The hotel and beach facilities are particularly well equipped, able to satisfy even the most demanding tourists. The territory of Copanello hosts numerous archaeological remains from the late Roman period in its territory: the remains of the small three-apsed chapel of St. Martin, the only early Christian remains of Calabria, for a long time identified as the tomb of Cassiodorus, a historical character originally from nearby Squillace. Noteworthy are the other archaeological remains, from the church of Santa Maria Vetere to the remains of the Byzantine castrum, from the ancient Roman road that rejoins the Via Grande di Stalettì, to the Fountain of Cassiodorus adjoining the Casino Pepe, already an ancient Roman nymphaeum and later Christianized to era of Gregory the Great and not to be confused with the source Arethusa cited by the same Cassiodorus. More recent are the Pepe casino, which appears to have been built on the site of the Vivarium and the small and medium-sized bunkers built during World War II.