Known for its breathtaking mountain views Forza d'Agro is 1377 feet (420m) above the Mediterranean Sea and includes an 11th - 12th century castle and its adjacent homes. Much of the town consists of traditional buildings and stone paved lanes that are impassable by car. Due to this lack of recent development, Forza d'Agrò has featured as the backdrop in a number of films, such as »The Godfather trilogy«. It is not certain if in the valley and hills of Forza d'Agrò whether the first settlers were the Sicani or Siculi. It is thought that there may have been a village or commercial port called Phoinix, while further inland, there was a small town named Kallipolis or Agrilla which was eventually destroyed. The first Greek settlers arrived between VIII Century and the V Century BC
and it is certain that it was them who gave the name Arghennon akron - Silver Promontory (Promontory: a point of high land jutting out into the sea) which is the actual Cape S. Alessio. Over time, Akron changed to Argon then to Agron and finally to Agrò. Slight remains of a fort-like structure located at the top of the mountain indicate that Forza D'Agrò had once been a fortress.