San Cosmo Albanese, Province of Cosenza, Calabria

Located on the northern slope of the "Sila Greca" in a hilly landscape of olive trees, it is a small Calabrian arbëreshë community, part of the Eparchy of Lungro (a seat of the Catholic Byzantine church in Eastern Italy, subject to the Vatican), and maintains the Byzantine culture, language, customs and ritual of their ancestors.


  • Altitude: 407 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 590 inhabitantsin 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 87060
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0983
  • Demonym: sancosmitani
  • Patron Saint: Saints Cosma e Damiano, celebrated on 27th September
  • Frazioni & Localities: Campanaro, Matermare.

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