Cassano all'Ionio

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Cassano all'Ionio
Comune
Comune di Cassano all'Ionio
Clock tower in Cassano
Clock tower in Cassano
Coat of arms of Cassano all'Ionio
Coat of arms
Cassano within the Province of Cosenza
Cassano within the Province of Cosenza
Cassano all'Ionio is located in Italy
Cassano all'Ionio
Cassano all'Ionio
Location of Cassano all'Ionio in Italy
Coordinates: 39°47′N 16°19′E / 39.783°N 16.317°E / 39.783; 16.317
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Cosenza (CS)
Frazioni Doria, Lauropoli, Sibari
Government
 • Mayor Gianluca Dante Gallo
Area
 • Total 154 km2 (59 sq mi)
Population (October 2009)
 • Total 17,515
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym Cassanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87011
Dialing code 0981
Patron saint Santissimo Crocifisso
Saint day First Friday in March
Website Official website

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 fertile region in the concave recess of a steep mountain, 60 km NE from the town of Cosenza, 10 km W of the archaeological site of Sybaris.

History[edit]

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

The diocese of Cassano is first mentioned in 1059.

Main sights[edit]

The rock above the city it is crowned by a medieval castle commanding beautiful views: a tower is still pointed out as that from which the stone was thrown which killed Milo. There are warm sulphurous 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.

Notable People[edit]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Cassano allo Ionio at Wikimedia Commons