San Pietro a Maida is a small town situated in Catanzaro. It is bordered by Curinga, Jacurso, Lamezia Terme and Maida. Its history is a bit shrouded in mystery. However, the area has been settled since about 1000 AD and has gone through many different names.
In the early twentieth century, the town like most of southern Italy was impacted by a great earthquake. This led to hard times in Catanzaro and many were forced to leave for other places around the world. Many people from the town went to the United States and created new lives for themselves and their families.
Today, San Pietro a Maida is booming with activity and continues to grow.