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REGGIO CALABRIA COSENZA

Reggio Calabria is officially called Reggio di Calabria, and can be found on the Western banks of the straight of Messina. Reconstructed after the terrible earthquakes of 1793 and 1908, it now has a modern appearance, a regular layout with rectilinear roads, which cross at right angles like a chessboard.
The main archaeological finds from the region of Calabra and Lucana, are preserved in the local Museum, which has gathered in diverse sections, material from the pre-historic era, as well at the Hellenistic, and the famous “Bronzi di Riace” (“The Bronze Statues of Riace”)...

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The City of Cosenza is in the form of an old nucleus, on the Pancrazio Hills (383m), on whose summit you can find a Castle in Arabic-Norman Style of noteworthy architectural quality. It was restored by Federico II and later improved, giving it modern quarters constructed to the north of Busento, on a normal map.
In the old part of the City, you can find the main monuments of considerable importance: the Cathedral (constructed in Gothic-Cistercian form, between 1185 and 1222, then transformed during the ‘700’s and finally, fully restored in the 19th Century), the churches of San Francesco d’Assisi...

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