Museum in Cosenza

Museo dei Brettii e degli Enotri

This archaeological museum displays finds from the Bronze Age Enotri culture, and the Brettii people who founded Cosenza in the 4th century BC. The permanent collection also includes votive offerings and other artef…
Gallery in Cosenza

Galeria Nazionale

This gallery focuses on southern Italian painting from the 16th century to the present day, including Renaissance-baroque works from the Neapolitan school. It houses the Palazzo Arnone, across the river from the old…
Cathedral in Cosenza


Cosenza's 12th-century cathedral, devastated by earthquakes, was rebuilt in restrained baroque style in the 18th century. In a chapel off the north aisle is a copy of an exquisite 13th-century Byzantine Madonna.
Castle in Cosenza


Cosenza's doughty castle, begun by the Saracens, augmented by the Normans and left in disarray by several earthquakes, has benefited from extensive restorations in the 21st century. Not too much of the interior rema…
Convent in Cosenza

Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi

Walk up Via del Seggio through a little medieval quarter before turning off to reach the 13th-century Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, built on the site of a former Benedictine complex and reconstructed after an …
Theatre in Cosenza

Teatro Rendano

Built in the late 19th century, the Rendano is a leading Calabrian venue for opera and classical music.