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Centro Storico

Corso Bernardino Telesio, 87100 Cosenza, Italy
+39 328 175 4422
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Wonderful historical centre

We were enthusiastic about the characteristic historical centre of Cosenza, its narrow and charming... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
maryluongo
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New York City, New York
Great - Not touristy, just Italians living how they always have

Cosenza old town is shabby, dirty, run-down and just a little bit scary ... but it's wonderful... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
TheHikingDude
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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19 Dec 2017
“Wonderful historical centre”
12 Aug 2017
“Great - Not touristy, just Italians living how they always have”
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Corso Bernardino Telesio, 87100 Cosenza, Italy
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+39 328 175 4422
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

We were enthusiastic about the characteristic historical centre of Cosenza, its narrow and charming alleys, its historic buildings, its majestic churches..... We recommend to visit to everyone....Wonderful and Magic during the night !!

3  Thank maryluongo
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Cosenza old town is shabby, dirty, run-down and just a little bit scary ... but it's wonderful ... alive with people getting on with their lives (singing, arguing, kids playing, people cooking supper etc) and it's what a lot of the better-known Italian old towns...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Cosenza is a nice town, although not much to do. We stopped there when we drove from Naples to Sicily.

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Centro Storico is in a bit better shape than 3 years ago--a few more shops have opened but the city government is not devoting any attention to it and not near the potential it seemed to have in the 1990s. Yes the economy in Calabria...More

2  Thank Joan S
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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Old consenza city, lots of attractions if you like to walk. I am here for work so I believe this is a good place to pass time. Take pictures and know more about vosenzs. Reggio calabra.

Thank Abimbola A
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

It is an interesting part of Cosenza. But it's a pity that nothing has been done to restore it and make it more attractive as a tourist destination.

1  Thank filtraveller
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

This historic area is grossly overlooked and it appeared that no-one cared about it. There are great possibilities with such interesting old buildings and narrow streets however many buildings are in a shocking state of repair including the exterior of the cathedral. Just down from...More

Thank Betula103
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Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

winding streets and alleys intertwine up the hillside with hidden churches convents shops and taverns appearing in unexpected places. If you want to see REAL Italy and avoid the tourist traps then this is a must see destination

3  Thank Drewreadi
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Reviewed 18 November 2014

The old historic center of Cosenza is worth spending some time exploring. It's not fancy but a real town where people live and work.

2  Thank TerVicenza
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Reviewed 14 September 2014

I highly recommend a visit to Cosenza if you are thinking of going to southern Italy. The town is gorgeous, medieval-looking buildings piled on top of each other and tiny alleys twisting steeply and mysteriously up the hillsides. We enjoyed one of our best meals...More

3  Thank Juliet G
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