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Address: Corso Bernardino Telesio, 87100 Cosenza, Italy
Phone Number: 3281754422

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Old consenza city, lots of attractions if you like to walk. I am here for work so I believe this is a good place to pass time. Take pictures and know more about vosenzs. Reggio... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2016
Abimbola A
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Centro Storico is in a bit better shape than 3 years ago--a few more shops have opened but the city government is not devoting any attention to it and not near the potential it seemed to have in the 1990s. Yes the economy in Calabria is in bad shape but city governments need to get their act in shape to... More 

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Province of Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Old consenza city, lots of attractions if you like to walk. I am here for work so I believe this is a good place to pass time. Take pictures and know more about vosenzs. Reggio calabra.

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

It is an interesting part of Cosenza. But it's a pity that nothing has been done to restore it and make it more attractive as a tourist destination.

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

This historic area is grossly overlooked and it appeared that no-one cared about it. There are great possibilities with such interesting old buildings and narrow streets however many buildings are in a shocking state of repair including the exterior of the cathedral. Just down from the cathedral are ancient ruins which at some stage were roofed to protect them however... More 

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Thank Betula103
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

winding streets and alleys intertwine up the hillside with hidden churches convents shops and taverns appearing in unexpected places. If you want to see REAL Italy and avoid the tourist traps then this is a must see destination

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Vicenza
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The old historic center of Cosenza is worth spending some time exploring. It's not fancy but a real town where people live and work.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I highly recommend a visit to Cosenza if you are thinking of going to southern Italy. The town is gorgeous, medieval-looking buildings piled on top of each other and tiny alleys twisting steeply and mysteriously up the hillsides. We enjoyed one of our best meals in Calabria here (at Calabria Bella, right by the duomo in the center) and wished... More 

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

George Gissing visited Cosenza just over a hundred years ago, and wrote about it (in two chapters, I think) in his book "By the Ionian Sea". Before you go try to read what he had to say, not just for the things he mentions that still remain - the confluence of the two rivers under which Alaric was entombed with... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We took a nice walk up to the cathedral and the old town in Cosenza. It is very interesting and not at all touristy. However, they have a severe garbage problem so I can imaging that it does not smell very nice when it is warmer. We had a nice walk and a coffee at the historic café behind the... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The historic centre of Cosenza has the close together, 3-4 story ancient apartment complexes similar to other old cities. But, it is not touristy and kitchy like Florence and Rome. I loved it, it is rough around the edges with locals walking the streets instead of other tourists.

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