The paper describes the development of a non-ergodic site response model for a strategic site in the Aspromonte mountains, in Southern Italy. Fractured metamorphic rocks belonging to Calabrian complex outcrop in this area, located in a region where Southern Apennines crustal faults and subduction of the Calabrian Arc contribute to the seismic hazard. At the
site, three accelerometers are installed since 2016 as part of the monitoring system of the Menta Dam, a bituminous-faced rockfill dam constructed for the water supply of the region. Ground motions recorded at the site and elsewhere from regional crustal and subduction earthquakes have been used to evaluate region-specific source and path adjustment to global ground motion models (GMMs). Those regionally adjusted GMMs have, in turn, been used to evaluate the mean bias of site-specific recordings, which is used to estimate non-ergodic site response for the dam site. This analysis highlights that site-specific site response is appreciably larger than the global average prediction of GMMs for periods lower than 0.4s. A non-ergodic GMM is developed that accounts for these effects to be used in subsequent Probabilistic Site Hazard Analysis (PSHA).