Theme Week Calabria – Cosenza

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Old town © Pianopera/cc-by-sa-4.0

Old town © Pianopera/cc-by-sa-4.0

Cosenza (local dialect: Cusenza) is a city in Calabria, Italy. The city centre has a population of approximately 70,000, while the urban area counts more than 200,000 inhabitants. It is the capital of the Province of Cosenza, which has a population of more than 700,000. The demonym of Cosenza in English is Cosentian.

The ancient town is the seat of the Cosentian Academy, one of the oldest academies of philosophical and literary studies in Italy and Europe. To this day, Cosenza remains a cultural hub, with several museums, monuments, theatres and libraries. The modern city is the centre of an urban agglomeration including, among others, the municipality of Rende, where the University of Calabria is located.

Statue of Alaric and Church of San Domenico © Vittorio martire/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Rinaldo Panucci/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Matteo lu/cc-by-sa-4.0 Old town © Pianopera/cc-by-sa-4.0 Rendano Theatre © Lupo silano 1914/cc-by-sa-4.0 River Crati © Pianopera/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Statue of Alaric and Church of San Domenico © Vittorio martire/cc-by-sa-4.0
Situated at the confluence of two historical rivers, the Busento and the Crati, Cosenza stands 238 m above sea level in a valley between the Sila and the coastal range of mountains. The old town, overshadowed by its Swabian castle, descends to the river Crati. The modern city lies to the north, beyond the Busento, on level ground.

Almost completely surrounded by mountains, Cosenza is subject to a microclimate scarcely influenced by the effects of the Mediterranean Sea. It experiences cold winters and hot summers.

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