Savuto river valley as seen from Scigliano
The river's source is in La Sila and it empties into the Tyrrhenian Sea, at the Gulf of Sant'Eufemia, after a run of .
The name originates from the latin Sabatus, and it may also correspond to the Greek Ocinaros ("that flows quickly"), on which there was located the ancient town of Temesa.
It is also the name of a small village near the river
The Savuto valley is home to many towns (It: comuni including: Aprigliano, Parenti, Rogliano, Santo Stefano di Rogliano, Marzi, Carpanzano, Malito, Scigliano, Pedivigliano, Altilia, Grimaldi, Aiello Calabro, Martirano, San Mango d'Aquino, Savuto, and Nocera Terinese known collectively as "towns of the Savuto" (It: Paesi del Savuto).