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Cosoleto, Calabria

Cosoleto consists of two separate settlements: Sitizano and Acquaro. From its position it dominates all the villages down in the plain from the Gulf of Gioia Tauro to Punta Vaticano. Its territory, rich of chestnut forests, is included in the National Park of Aspromonte.

The main economic activities are cattle breeding and the production of cereals, wine, chestnuts, potatoes and olive oil. Also the crafts of woodcarving and ironwrought have an ancient tradition.

Info

  • Population: about 840 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 89050
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0966
  • Demonym: cosoletani
  • Patron saint: San Sebastiano, celebrated on 20 January
  • Frazioni & Località: Acquaro, Sitizano.
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Provinces of Calabria
Province of Reggio Calabria
Catanzaro | Cosenza | Crotone | Reggio Calabria | Vibo Valentia

History

Called in antiquity "Cusuleto", it was a fiefdom of the Ruffo-Tranfo princes. There was an old castle and a Monastery but they were completely destroyed in the 1783 earthquake, after which the village was rebuilt on safer, rocky soil.

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