Belvedere Marittimo

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Belvedere Marittimo
Comune
Comune di Belvedere Marittimo
Belvedere Marittimo is located in Italy
Belvedere Marittimo
Belvedere Marittimo
Location of Belvedere Marittimo in Italy
Coordinates: 39°37′N 15°52′E / 39.617°N 15.867°E / 39.617; 15.867Coordinates: 39°37′N 15°52′E / 39.617°N 15.867°E / 39.617; 15.867
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Cosenza (CS)
Frazioni Laise, Santa Litterata, Trifari, Oracchio, Rocca.
Government
 • Mayor Arch. Mauro D'Aprile
Area
 • Total 37 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 9,318
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Demonym Belvederesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87021
Dialing code 0985
Patron saint San Daniele
Saint day 13 October
Website Official website

Belvedere Marittimo is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.

The town is made of two separate urbanized areas also called "paese" and "marina". The first is what's left of the original medieval town, the second was developed in more recent decades and it now represents the center of Belvedere Marittimo's commercial and touristic services.

Main sights[edit]

  • The "Castello del Principe" was originally built by the Normans on what is the highest hill by the coast, around the year 1000. The castle was restored and enriched during the Spanish domination to assume the shape and architecture currently visible.
  • Monastery of "San Daniele" (16th century)
  • "Paolo Emilio" Roman tower
  • Church of "Rosario" (Rosary) founded in 1091
  • Wooden Crucifix (17th century)

Events[edit]

  • S.Daniele Festival and street market. 13–20 October
  • On May 15, 2008, Belvedere Marittimo was the starting point of the 5th stage of the road bicycle race Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy)
  • Every July, Belvedere Marittimo is the central point of Southern of Italy with ndf event. Fireworks that started from sea, synchronized with music. The Best for the Human Sense. In 2012 edition there were about 150.000 peoples.