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  • Matteo L
    Italy8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot of,cafe,pubs,restaurants and shops.You should come for a walk at this area,also street is closed for vehicles!
    Written January 15, 2022
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  • j-and-i-inGermany
    Mainz, Germany89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One cannot reasonably compare the small National Gallery of Cosenza to the world famous National Galleries of Naples, Florence, Bologna and so on. However, Cosenza's small National Gallery is well worth visiting.

    In the first place it is housed in a very handsome Renaissance building that has been very nicely renovated.

    Secondly it has a small but high quality collection of modern sculpture and painting, donated in part by the Bilotti family. (In addition there is an excellent short video on the ideas and works of Italy's important "Futurist" art movement.)

    Thirdly the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Cosenza is very nicely displayed and illustrates key trends in southern Italy painting in the 17th and 18th centuries. Moreover, there is extensive commentary in English.

    Let us note as well that we benefited from the support of a staff member who was well-informed and fluent in English.
    Written April 8, 2023
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  • Wolf
    Bucharest, Romania130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The cathedral dates back to the 12th century and was inaugurated by Frederick II of Swabia himself. Very well preserved, it houses the tomb of Frederick's son (Henry VII) and Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France.
    Written February 17, 2023
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  • Mark D
    West Bloomfield, MI1,334 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cosenza is a nice town, although not much to do. We stopped there when we drove from Naples to Sicily.
    Written June 16, 2017
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  • 5Kathy5
    Portland, OR14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a nice collection of local art from the area's churches. The way it is displayed, you can see it up close.
    Written June 6, 2017
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  • WeWantAnotherHoliday
    Stevenage, UK805 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After spending time in the old town the walk down and across the bridge gives an amazing photo opportunity.
    Written September 22, 2019
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  • Wolf
    Bucharest, Romania130 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you visit Cosenza I recommend visiting the castle. An earthquake damaged the norman castle but Angevins rebuilt the destroyed parts. It is well preserved and, considering the Bourbons period too. Moreover, you have a great view of the city from above.
    Written February 17, 2023
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  • j-and-i-inGermany
    Mainz, Germany89 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    "Lay" visitors -- i.e., persons without training in archaeology -- may at first be put off by the Museo dei Brettii e degli Enotri. The cabinets of grave goods, the detailed maps, the analyses of changes in burial practices may at first not be of interest to casual visitors.

    However, the exhibits bear directly on fascinating and significant issues. For instance, what were the relationships between indigenous population groups and Greek settlers? More specifically, what technical advances, if any, where introduced by Greek colonialists? What happened as the power of the Roman empire faded? What practices persisted? What role or roles did elites play, especially with respect to the creation of larger, stronger political entities? Why have the accomplishments of indigenous groups often been overlooked? How large and/or stable were the political units already in place when the Greek colonialists and, later, the Romans arrived?

    Also worth noting: (1) The museum is housed in a very attractive building. (2) The excellent explanations and commentary are presented in English as well as in Italian.
    Written April 8, 2023
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  • traveller2576
    Burradoo, Australia117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a beautiful villa of bygone times occupied by a noble family and now used as a museum . The family were in the silk trade and Alfonso Rendnao a famous musician. Visitors can go through a series of room to learn of the city's fascinating history form the times of Brettia, a warrior woman to a virtual reality view of current day Cosenza. A must see museum with a panoramic view from the top of the building.
    Written May 29, 2019
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  • JCVH
    Scotland, UK513 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Round 3 of my rapid tour of Calabrian football stadiums, my visit to the home of Cosenza Calcio provided a fitting end - pitting them against local rivals Reggina. Not that it’s a particularly vicious rivalry, but it, coupled with a slightly more considerate kickoff time, ensured that there was a better crowd than I’d become adjusted to.

    The San Vito is located about 20-30 min walk from Cosenza town centre. Probably about the same, maybe up to 40 min, from the train station. It’s not a bad walk, though neither is it particularly interesting. There’s only a couple of bars/cafes on the way which naturally become very busy on matchdays.

    One of these is actually the closest available outlet to the ground for purchasing tickets, though he warned if you only have an Italian Social Security number you won’t get one there, not through lack of trying from the lovely staff, but the system just won’t support it. If you go to the Cosenza Calcio store in the city centre they don’t seem to need this.

    The 20,000 stadium is nicely sized, although only the main tribune is fully covered, not ideal given the conditions I visited in. Interestingly, Cosenza have different ultra groups located in both curvas, which actually works wonders for atmosphere as it’s coming from both sides. The tribune itself is actually nicely maintained, and while I’m not gonna lie and call the bathroom facilities good, I’ve seen much, much worse.

    The main blemish on what is otherwise a really good little stadium is the catering, or lack thereof. It was one guy and his son selling crisps, juice and water. I understand that not selling beer for a ‘derby’ is a thing, but I mean pre-packed sandwiches or something! Because kickoff coincided with restaurant opening times meaning I couldn’t grab anything beforehand so was starving!

    Overall, I actually enjoyed my visit to Cosenza’s home, you could potentially add another star if I could have had something to eat
    Written November 12, 2021
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  • SJP-USA
    East Lansing, MI5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Corso Mazzini is central Cosenza's outdoor pedestrian and shopping mall, lined with restaurants, cafes, and shops that cater to various tastes and budgets. The stone-swirled streetscape is lovely, decorated by local artisan renditions and replicas of seasonal and Cosentinian-inspired pieces. Locals promenade the corso in big numbers, including families, young people, singles, etc. providing an honest snapshot of the local demographic. The public walkway is exceptional for people watching, boutique style shopping, some of the best local dining, handcrafted leather and clothing shops, stunning jewelry stores, etc. Corso Mazzini also offers several unique piazzas that provide respite, colorful views, summer evening dancing, and daily snapshots of Calabrian public programming. When anywhere near Cosenza, be sure to plan a visit to Corso Mazzini. Shopping hours, like most of Italia, are mornings, late afternoons and evenings.
    Written November 8, 2019
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