|Comune di Cassano all'Ionio|
Clock tower in Cassano
|Province / Metropolitan city||Cosenza (CS)|
|Frazioni||Doria, Lauropoli, Sibari|
|• Mayor||Emanuela Greco (commissar)|
|• Total||154 km2 (59 sq mi)|
|Elevation||250 m (820 ft)|
|Population (December 2013)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Santissimo Crocifisso|
|Saint day||First Friday in March|
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.
The diocese of Cassano is first mentioned in 1059.
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.
- Frank Costello (1891-1973), gangster
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cassano all' Ionio". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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