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town, Calabria regione, southern Italy. It lies near the Gulf of Sant'Eufemia. It originated as the ancient Greek town of Hipponion and was praised in the 1st century BC by the Roman statesman and author Cicero. There is a museum of Greek antiquities, and ruined Greek walls can be seen outside the town. Rebuilt in the 13th century after destruction by the Arabs, Vibo Valentia was damaged by earthquakes in 1783 and 1905