Castle in Cosenza


From Piazza XV Marzo, follow Via Paradiso, then Via Antonio Siniscalchi for the route to the down-at-heel Norman castle, left in disarray by several earthquakes. It’s empty inside, but the view merits the steep asce…
Theatre in Cosenza

Teatro Rendano

Head along the corso to Piazza XV Marzo, an appealing square fronted by the Palazzo del Governo and the handsome neoclassical Teatro Rendano.
Museum in Cosenza

Museo dei Brettii e degli Enotri

An archaeological museum displaying finds from the Bronze age Enotri culture and the Brettii people who founded Cosenza in the 4th century BC.
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.
Gallery in Cosenza

Galeria Nazionale

Art gallery with Renaissance-baroque works from the Neapolitan school encased in a palatial building across the river from the old town.
Cathedral in Cosenza


Cosenza's 12th-century cathedral was rebuilt in restrained baroque style in the 18th century.