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Duomo di Cosenza

In the heart of historic Cosenza discover a treasured Southern Italian landmark, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral that has witnessed nearly a millennium.

The Duomo di Cosenza is one of Calabria’s most sacred landmarks. Known as Cosenza Cathedral in English, the duomo is the point around which Cosenza radiates. Learn about the structure’s captivating history, dating back to the middle of the 11th century. Trace the different styles of architecture that have been etched into the building’s façade over the centuries and go inside to find a magnificent collection of sacred artworks and relics.

Admire the cathedral’s façade from the Piazza Duomo, formerly known as Piazza Grande. It is believed the original building was established in the mid-11th century, but was destroyed in an earthquake in 1184. After rebuilding, the new cathedral was consecrated in 1222 in the presence of Emperor Frederick II of Swabia. Try to spot the different architectural styles, such as the Baroque additions from the 18th century or the Neo-Gothic details from the 19th century. Check out the façade’s four pillars and three mighty portals, topped with corresponding rosette windows.

Enter the cathedral, which is divided into three naves in the shape of the Latin cross. To your left, notice two Baroque chapels. One of the region’s most cherished works of art, a 12th-century Byzantine icon, is held here. Continue exploring to find two significant mausoleums, the tombs of Henry VII of Germany and Isabella d’Aragona. 

Make your way into the apse to see the exquisite Romanesque-revival altar, which is made of carved marble, and a 15th-century crucifix. Peer into the niches below the apse to see 19th-century frescoes depicting biblical scenes. The cathedral has a modern pipe organ, which is regularly played for services and special events. Consult the schedule for organ recitals and concerts during your visit to Cosenza.

If you are interested in going even farther back in time, check out the early Christian and Roman-era archaeological sites behind the cathedral in Piazzetta Toscano.

The Duomo di Cosenza is located in Piazza Duomo in the center of Cosenza’s historic district. Reach the cathedral on foot while exploring the area’s historic streets. It is free to visit and open daily, with a brief closure at lunchtime.


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Old Garden

Old Garden

Via Giuseppe Marini Serra, 12, Cosenza, Cosenza
     
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    Located in the heart of Cosenza, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Arnone Palace and Church of Sant'Agostino. Duomo di Cosenza and Chiostro di San Domenico are also within 10 minutes.

    Villa dei Marchi £66
    Villa dei Marchi

    Villa dei Marchi

    Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 22, Cosenza
       
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      Situated in Cosenza, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Hohenstaufen Castle and Duomo di Cosenza. Azienda Ospedaliera dell'Annunziata and Palazzi Marconi are also within 9 mi (15 km).

      Casa Cenzina Apartment £67
      Casa Cenzina Apartment

      Casa Cenzina Apartment

      Piazza Luigi Cribari, Cosenza, Provincia di Cosenza
         
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        Situated in Cosenza, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Duomo di Cosenza and Hohenstaufen Castle. Azienda Ospedaliera dell'Annunziata and Sanctuary of St. Francis of Paola are also within 25 mi (40 km).

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        B&B Via dell'Astrologo

        B&B Via dell'Astrologo

        Via Rutilio Benincasa 16, Cosenza
           
          1.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Cosenza, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Church of Sant'Agostino and Duomo di Cosenza. Arnone Palace and Chiostro di San Domenico are also within 10 minutes.

          Le Affacciate Bruzie Home £42
          Le Affacciate Bruzie Home

          Le Affacciate Bruzie Home

          CORSO MAZZINI 159/C, Cosenza
             
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            Situated in Cosenza, this townhouse accommodation is within a 15-minute walk of Chamber of Commerce of Industry And Agriculture, Chiostro di San Domenico and Azienda Ospedaliera dell'Annunziata. Duomo di Cosenza and Arnone Palace are also within 1 mile (2 km).

            Vescovo Rosso £47
            Vescovo Rosso

            Vescovo Rosso

            Viale Della Repubblica 21, Cosenza, CS
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Cosenza, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Azienda Ospedaliera dell'Annunziata, Chamber of Commerce of Industry And Agriculture and Chiostro di San Domenico. Duomo di Cosenza and Teatro Morelli are also within 1 mile (2 km).

              Civico 27 £42
              Civico 27

              Civico 27

              Via Gabriele e Guido Pizzuti 27, Cosenza
                 
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                Situated in Cosenza, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Azienda Ospedaliera dell'Annunziata and Chamber of Commerce of Industry And Agriculture. Chiostro di San Domenico and Duomo di Cosenza are also within 1 mile (2 km).

                Royal Hotel £58
                Royal Hotel

                Royal Hotel

                Via delle Medaglie d'oro, Cosenza, CS
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Cosenza, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chamber of Commerce of Industry And Agriculture and Chiostro di San Domenico. Azienda Ospedaliera dell'Annunziata and Duomo di Cosenza are also within 1 mile (2 km). Cosenza Station is 29 minutes by foot.