Serrastretta is a town and comune in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of southern Italy.
Serrastretta is noted for the production of furniture, kitchens, door-frames, casings and furnishings of every kind. Above all are the famous woven-straw chairs, for which Serrastretta is considered to be one of the main Calabrese producers. The chair makers continue to construct chairs as in the past - a frame made of wood, to which the women expertly apply the woven straw seats with a special bush "vuda", coming from the plants in the marshlands.
Serrastretta is also famous for the porcini mushrooms found in its forests, particularly in areas where chestnut trees grow. There is also a museum devoted to the famous singer Dalida, whose parents originally came from Serrastretta.
The town is bordered by Amato, Decollatura, Feroleto Antico, Lamezia Terme, Miglierina, Pianopoli, Platania and San Pietro Apostolo.
Notes and references
Official municipal website