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For those who love animals, a five-minute walk away there are two horse and pony stables where both children and adults can take riding classes, or take magnificent horseback riding in the countryside.
Old Town of Cosenza
15 mins from the B&B, Cosenza offers one of the most unique historic centres in the south.
The history of the city of Cosenza is lost in the night of time. The first historical news about Cosenza relates to the 4th century. BC When the Bruzi chose it as their capital. In 410 A. D. , perhaps because of malaria, he found the death of Alaric, king of the Visigoths, back of the sack of Rome. Legend wants him buried, with his rich spoils of war, under the riverbed Busento, diverted for the occasion. With the domination of the Normans, starting in 1044, Cosenza experienced a moment of peace and prosperity. The new century saw the presence among the Cosentini of the young Emperor Frederick II who is believed to witness the consecration of the Cathedral and arrange the reconstruction of the castle. Frederick II of Svevia considered Cosenza his preferred home after Palermo and Naples.
With the Renaissance a golden century opened for Cosenza, who saw in this period the birth and splendor, especially for the large number of characters that bring you lustre, first of all the philosopher Bernardino Telesio, but also the humanist Aulo Giano Parrasio who She founded the Cosentina Academy, then Coriolanus and Bernardino Martirano, and several other first-rate figures that earned her the title of "Athens of Calabria".
Cosenza has a long history behind him. Many narrow and winding streets of which the old town is made up, such as Vico Padolisi; Course Telesio is the most evocative course that in the past was the street of merchants and goldsmiths; Via Giostra Vecchia encompasses the most Renaissance soul of the city. Don't forget also Piazza Parrasio and Piazza XV March and various historic buildings, such as Palazzo Arnone, Palazzo Campagna, Villa Rendano and Villa Salfi. The old town of Cosentino is also enriched by a series of churches, among which stands out the ancient Cathedral whose origins are to be traced back to about 1100.
Swab Castle of Cosenza
The Castle of Cosenza is located at the top of the Pancras hill and from there dominates the village below.
The manor has had numerous developments over the centuries: raised by saracens shortly after the year of the Thousand and destroyed by an earthquake, it was rebuilt by Frederick II of Svevia, who made it a full-fledged military fortress. As a strategic construction, the castle was adapted into a princely residence: among the various guests, he welcomed Louis III d'Angiò and his wife Margherita, daughter of Amedeo VIII of Savoy.
The Calatrava Bridge
It is one of the most important works built in the South of Italy in recent years. The bridge that joins the two banks of the Crati River in Cosenza bears the signature of the master Santiago Calatrava and is dedicated to St. Francis of Paola. In the shape of a harp, the bridge is supported by a pylon 104 meters high, tilted 52 degrees and 130 meters long, supported by an infinity of cables, as if they were precisely ropes of a harp. Calatrava gives our country a European record: the highest "scrambled" bridge in Europe. A record not bad considering that the artist has built several bridges in Europe and the world (from Argentina to Seville and Barcelona, from Jerusalem to California, from Texas to Calgary).
Just a 20-minute drive from the B&B you can get to the sea. The nearest stop is St. Lucido one of the most characteristic villages of the coast that faces directly to the sea. Continuing towards Reggio Calabria to visit there are the centers of Belmonte Calabro and Amantea, then to the well-known Pizzo, Vatican Chief and Tropea, considered among the most beautiful beaches in the world. Towards Salerno instead recommended are Diamond, S. Nicola Arcella and Maratea.
About half an hour's drive away is the Sila National Park, which has been nominated by Unesco as a World Heritage Site for 2019, given its biodiversity and the beauty of its forest ecosystem. Camigliatello is the most touristy half, where you can experience the snow in winter and explore trekking the mountain in the beautiful season; a wonderful time is undoubtedly autumn, with its foliage and the different local mushroom festivals. On the shores of Lake Cecita in the summer of 2017, archaeological finds from prehistoric animals have been found.
"Radha's abode" is easily accessible by car from the 107 Silana-Crotonese highway.
6 km from the Highway Exit Cosenza North.
9 km from the Castiglione Cosentino train station.
80 km from Lamezia Terme airport, 1 hour trip.