Cosenza

Cosenza

Interesting
Cosenza
The Essential
Interesting
Cultural and economic capital of Calabria, Cosenza is also dear to the hearts of Calabrians; it owes its fame to its academy founded in the early 16C and championed by Bernardino Telesio (1509-1588). For many years it was dubbed the "Calabrian Athens" and it is home to the region's most important university. The historic centre is riddled with narrow winding lanes lined in palaces, which bear witness to the city's prosperity during the Angevin and Aragonese periods.