Lorica is a mountain resort in the Greater Sila and it lies on the banks of the Arvo lake. Its name derives from the Latin word “lòrica”, meaning armor, probably indicating an arduous safe place to hide in against any rival or enemy. However, no remain or artifact from any ancient human presence exist, so the term would refer to the natural environment of the area, that in the past was considered a vegetal stronghold, an impervious and wild habitat. Moreover, to explain local place names, a popular legend has it that the armor (lòrica) of an ancient warrior was found in the Cavaliere (warrior) district.
Lorica, San Giovanni in Fiore