Spezzano Albanese

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Spezzano Albanese
Comune
Comune di Spezzano Albanese
Remains of the castle.
Remains of the castle.
Coat of arms of Spezzano Albanese
Coat of arms
Spezzano Albanese is located in Italy
Spezzano Albanese
Spezzano Albanese
Location of Spezzano Albanese in Italy
Coordinates: 39°40′N 16°19′E / 39.667°N 16.317°E / 39.667; 16.317
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province Cosenza (CS)
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Cucci
Area
 • Total 33 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Population (30 June 2012)[1]
 • Total 7,217
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Demonym Spezzanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87019
Dialing code 0981
Patron saint Our Lady of the Graces (Madonna delle Grazie)
Saint day First Tuesday after the Easter
Website Official website

Spezzano Albanese (Arbëreshë: Spixan) is a municipality in the Province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy.

It is located on a 320-high hill commanding the plain of Sibari and the Esaro river valley. It originated from Albanian emigration in the 15th century. Sights include the archaeological site of Torre Mordillo, whose excavated Bronze Age remains and a necropolis dating from the 18th century BC up to the early Hellenistic Age; the Torre Scribla what remains of a Norman fortress originally including two towers; and the Sanctuary of Madonna delle Grazie, a Catholic from the 16th century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demographic data from Istat

Sources[edit]

  • Serra, Alessandro (1987). Spezzano Albanese nelle vicende storiche sue e dell'Italia (1470 - 1945). Spezzano Albanese: Edizioni Trimograf. 

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