Province of Cosenza, Calabria
The provincial capital of the region is the town of Cosenza which is dominated by a Norman Hohenstaufen castle which is perched on a high hill above the town. The centre of old town is one of the oldest in Italy with many beautiful old buildings and steep, narrow streets. The new part of the town is now an agricultural and commercial centre of great importance to the region of Calabria.
Cosenza old town - Photo: Nicolondon
There are many old, historic villages to explore in the beautiful countryside. There is the university town of Rende, Coriglian Calabro with its ancient ruins and the village of Rocca Imperiale clinging to a hillside near the border of the region of Basilicata.
cosenza province 02 - Coriglian Calabro - Photo: Luigino