San Sosti

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San Sosti
Comune
Comune di San Sosti
San Sosti is located in Italy
San Sosti
San Sosti
Location of San Sosti in Italy
Coordinates: 39°39′36″N 16°1′42″E / 39.66000°N 16.02833°E / 39.66000; 16.02833Coordinates: 39°39′36″N 16°1′42″E / 39.66000°N 16.02833°E / 39.66000; 16.02833
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Cosenza (CS)
Frazioni Macellara, Fravitta
Area
 • Total 43 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 355 m (1,165 ft)
Population
 • Total 2,323
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym Sansostesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87010
Dialing code 0981
Patron saint St. Joseph
Saint day March 19

San Sosti (Greek: Aghios Sostis, San Salvatore) is a comune in the province of Cosenza, in Calabria.

History[edit]

Main sights[edit]

  • Sanctuary of Madonna del Pettoruto, founded in 1274 by the monks of the Abbey of Acquaformosa. It was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1783. It houses a 17th-century stone sculpture of a Madonna with Child
  • The Abbey of San Sozonte (10th-11th centuries)
  • the ruins of the Rocca, a 10th-century castle, which according to tradition was used by Hannibal during the Punic Wars.

History[edit]

  • In 1448, people from Albania migrated to San Sosti.

Notes and references[edit]

External links[edit]

(in Italian)