Corigliano Calabro

Corigliano Calabro is a southern Italian town with 39 093 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012) in the province of Cosenza, region Calabria. Dating from the Middle Ages historical center of the city ( " Corigliano Paese " ) is impressive on a spur of the Sila Mountains.

Borders the following municipalities: Acri, Cassano allo Ionio, Longobucco, Rossano, San Cosmo Albanese, San Demetrio Corone, San Giorgio Albanese, Spezzano Albanese, Tarsia and Terranova da Sibari.

The present main business center of the city was built in the 20th century as a modern building at the train station in the valley and is called " Corigliano Lo Scalo". Another important district is the Schiavonea ( Schiavonea Marina), which was created as a fishing village and in summer is a popular tourist resort mainly for southern Italians directly on the seafront.

The name of the city Corigliano Calabro indicates Greco- Byzantine origins back ( " olive grove "). The old town of Corigliano Calabro has an impressive view of the city, culminating in the reign of the house of Aragon over southern Italy in the city's castle because of their elevated position.

Not far from the hamlet Thurio was the ancient Greek city of Thurii, a city founded in 452 BC by Sybarite of Magna Graecia, the Roman succession ups ( Copia, Thurii ) may have been abandoned only in the 9th century.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Pino Alessio (* 1954-2006 ), Italian artist who graduated from the Art Academy in Dusseldorf as a master student
  • Giorgio Basile ( born 1960 ), Italian Mafioso of the 'Ndrangheta
  • Gennaro Gattuso (born 1978 ), Italian footballer, players of AC Milan and the Italian national football team
  • Francesco Pianeta ( born 1984 ), Italian boxer, who trains in Boxcamp Sauerland