Cassano all'Ionio

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Cassano all'Ionio, also named Cassano allo Ionio, is a town and comune in province of Cosenza of Calabria, southern Italy, known in Roman times as Cassanum. It lies in a fertile region in the concave recess of a steep mountain, 60 km northeast of the town of Cosenza, 10 km west of the archaeological site of Sybaris.

Cassano all'Ionio
Comune di Cassano all'Ionio
Clock tower in Cassano
Clock tower in Cassano
Coat of arms of Cassano all'Ionio
Coat of arms
Location of Cassano all'Ionio
Cassano all'Ionio is located in Italy
Cassano all'Ionio
Cassano all'Ionio
Location of Cassano all'Ionio in Italy
Cassano all'Ionio is located in Calabria
Cassano all'Ionio
Cassano all'Ionio
Cassano all'Ionio (Calabria)
Coordinates: 39°47′N 16°19′E / 39.783°N 16.317°E / 39.783; 16.317
CountryItaly
RegionCalabria
ProvinceCosenza (CS)
FrazioniDoria, Lauropoli, Sibari
Government
 • MayorNone (commissars)
Area
 • Total159.07 km2 (61.42 sq mi)
Elevation
250 m (820 ft)
Population
 (December 2013)[2]
 • Total18,652
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cassanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
87011
Dialing code0981
Patron saintHoly Crucifix
Saint dayFirst Friday in March
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Cassano was the site of great Saracen defeat of the Byzantine forces in Italy under Pothos in 1031.

The diocese of Cassano was first mentioned in 1059.

Main sitesEdit

The rock above the city is crowned by a medieval castle commanding beautiful views. Its tower is still believed to be that from which the stone was thrown that killed Milo. There are warm sulfurous springs here, which are used for baths.

The archaeological site of Sybaris, located near the modern town of Sibari, is part of the comune of Cassano allo Ionio.

PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cassano all' Ionio". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Cassano allo Ionio at Wikimedia Commons