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Getting there & around

The main bus station is northeast of Piazza Fera. Services leave for Catanzaro (€4.30, 1½ hours, eight daily), Paola (€2.70, 40 minutes, 10 daily) and towns throughout La Sila. Autolinee Preite (0984 41 30 01) has buses heading daily along the north Tyrrhenian coast, and Autolinee Romano (0962 2 17 09) serves Crotone, as well as Rome and Milan.

Cosenza is off the A3 autostrada. The SS107 connects the city with Crotone and the Ionian coast, across La Sila.

Stazione Nuova (0984 2 70 59) is about 2km northeast of the centre. Regular trains go to Reggio di Calabria (1st/2nd class €17.40/11.60, three hours) and Rome (€50/37, 5½ hours), both usually with a change at Paola, and Naples (€36/25, 3½ to four hours), as well as most destinations around the Calabrian coast.

Don’t miss the spectacularly scenic Ferrovie della Calabria (www.ferroviedellacalabria.it) line, which has its terminal beside the old train station. Its little trains run through La Sila and serve small towns around Cosenza (note trains only run between 7am and 7pm).

Amaco (0984 30 80 11) bus 27 links the centre and Stazione Nuova, the main train station.