The 10 Best Things to Do in Cosenza, Italy

October 29, 2017 Dorsey Hagwood

Cosenza (Italian: [koˈzɛntsa]  listen (help·info)) is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. The city proper has a population of 71,000; the urban area counts over 268,000 inhabitants. It is the capital of the Province of Cosenza, which has a population of around 735,000. The demonym of Cosenza is cosentino in Italian and Cosentian in English.
Restaurants in Cosenza

1. Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab)

Corso Giuseppe Mazzini, 87100 Cosenza, Italy +39 0984 23303
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 397 reviews

Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab)

Reviewed By AntonioFrega - Rio de Janeiro, RJ

The museu all'aperto makes you to go around and around visiting the old city and the paints on walls along the city. Problem is when it rains, but it a valid idea for tourists know the city.

Piazza Duomo 1, 87100 Cosenza, Italy +39 328 175 4422
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

Cosenza Cathedral

Reviewed By Betula103 - Australia

It is a pity that despite being a UNESCO Heritage site this area looks so neglected. This Duomo [cathedral] would have been the central focus in old Cosenza centuries ago for people residing in the adjoining narrow Medieval streets. Please care for your heritage!

3. Castello Normanno-Svevo

Via del Castello, Cosenza, Italy +39 0984 181 1234
Excellent
45%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 229 reviews

Castello Normanno-Svevo

Reviewed By BarryGE - Mogadishu, Somalia

Take the time and make the effort, preferably on foot, to step back in time as one traverses the ancient town and be rewarded with superb views of Cosenza and surrounding villages from the Castella summit. Navigate the narrow cobblestoned avenues and quench your thirst at ice cold village Fountains en route to the summit. Much to gain with little or no pain.

4. Centro Storico

Corso Bernardino Telesio, 87100 Cosenza, Italy +39 328 175 4422
Excellent
41%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 280 reviews

Centro Storico

Reviewed By Betula103 - Australia

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 the Cathedral are ancient ruins which at some stage were roofed to protect them however vandals have had a field day and the area is ill kept and dirty with garbage everywhere. Do Calabrians have no pride? Drive into neighbouring Apulia and the contrast is immediate.

5. Galleria Nazionale

Via Gian Vincenzo Gravina | Palazzo Arnone, 87100 Cosenza, Italy +39 0984 795639
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Galleria Nazionale

Reviewed By buondiverti - Charlotte, North Carolina

this prison then palace has been restored and nicely presented. Its small but interesting collection of 16an 17 century paintings and some 20th century sculpture and painting deserves you time in Cosenza if art is of interest to you. The staff is very pleasant ad helpful. he early sketches of Boccioni is wonderful to see.

6. Villa Vecchia

Piazza 15 Marzo, 87100 Cosenza, Italy
Excellent
28%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Villa Vecchia

Reviewed By 5Kathy5 - Portland, Oregon

A cool place for a hot summer day in this old park with shade and benches. Good for a stroll if you are visiting

7. Chiesa di San Domenico

Via Sertorio Quattromani, 87100 Cosenza, Italy
Excellent
64%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Chiesa di San Domenico

Reviewed By Gianfranco S - Salerno, Italy

Bello l'ingresso della chiesa (anche se la chiesa è nascosta sotto una strada e un piccolo parco), ma dentro credo sia stata completamente ristrutturata in chiave moderna... Peccato

8. Museo dei Brettii e degli Enotri

Salita Sant'Agostino, 87100 Cosenza, Italy +39 0984 23303
Excellent
44%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Museo dei Brettii e degli Enotri

Reviewed By David S

This is an interesting and well presented archaeological museum covering the local area between Stone Age and Roman times. EUR 3 entry.

9. Villa Rendano

Via Triglio 21, 87100 Cosenza, Italy +39 0984 73022
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Villa Rendano

Nineteenth-century villa located in the historical center of Cosenza, behind Palazzo Arnone

Reviewed By filtraveller - Rome, Italy

My husband brought me along here for a book launching of one of the professors in his department. The place is very interesting as a venue. We had aperitif in the Gardens after the book launching.

10. Museo Diocesano di Cosenza

Piazza Giano Aulo Parrasio 16 | Ingresso Libero, 87100 Cosenza, Italy +39 0984 687 7171
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Museo Diocesano di Cosenza

Reviewed By Melbournetraveller17 - Melbourne, Australia

Excellent way to spent a couple of hours. It is free. A small but very worthwhile museum. It attached to Seminary and Bishops residence.

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