Nicastrese Goats originate from the Nicastro area, which is now known as Lamezia Terme, Italy, situated at the base of Mount Reventino. Primarily bred in the province of Catanzaro, these goats have gained popularity in neighboring provinces due to their favorable economic attributes.
Characterized by a black coat with white markings on the bosom, limbs, and portions of the head and possibly the sides, Nicastrese Goats exhibit long, smooth hair in females and coarser hair in males. Both sexes typically possess horns. They are raised for dual purposes: milk and meat production.