Located in the center of Catanzaro province, on Corace valley, 18 km to the NW of Calabria main city: divided into two main areas oriented NNE direction and placed almost on the same axis, but at different altitudes. Gimigliano Inferiore is indeed at an altitude of 509 meters, while Gimigliano Superiore, which also has the most conspicuous size, is at an altitude of 618 m.
Both are located on Gimigliano mountain ridges and constitute a single municipality with about 3400 inhabitants and an area of 32.44 square kilometers within the boundaries delimited by Soveria Mannelli, Carlopoli, Cicala, San Pietro Apostolo, Tiriolo, Sorbo, Fossato Serralta, Pentone and Catanzaro. Excluding few flat areas, the land is mountainous and rises to an average altitude of 500-600 m with peaks reaching 900 m. This quality of mountain area realize the myriad of waterways that feed rivers Corace, Melito and Fiumarella. The Melito ends its course in Corace, a few kilometers south of the village of Gimigliano Inferiore, while the other two continue to Catanzaro. The climate and the abundance of water in fact allow any type of cultivation, even with the production limitations imposed by the fragmentation of croplands and difficulties of use of large agricultural machinery. The territory is mineralogically rich; along the Corace are marble rocks , with colors from red to green. The white veins of quartz and calcite give the stone a decorative value which is exalted above all in the green one, the so-called “pietra verde Gimigliano“, more generally known as “verde Calabria”.