There where twentythree hamlets under Tropea. The etymo revealing their origin is related to agriculture and occasionally to a medieval religious factor. Eight of the hamlets were located to the north and they were:

Parghelia (from the greek Paraghelion = sea-shore), a village whose inhabitants main activities were fishing and sea-trade. In ancient times the sea-men from Parghelia used to reach the fartherst ports of the Tirrenian and Ligurian sea. Nowadays the men, driven by ancestral vocation for the sea, seek jobs on big ship. Events: Portosalvo celebration in August.

Fitili (from the greek futalo = plantation)

Daffinà (from the greek dafnè = laurel)

Daffinacello. The names of the last three villages an evident reference to their arborial reality.