|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 a fertile region in the concave recess of a steep mountain, 60 km northeast of the town of Cosenza, 10 km west of the archaeological site of Sybaris.
The diocese of Cassano was first mentioned in 1059.
The rock above the city is crowned by a medieval castle commanding beautiful views. Its tower is still believed to be that from which the stone was thrown that killed Milo. There are warm sulfurous 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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- Official website[permanent dead link] (Italian)
- Diocese of Cassano allo Ionio at the Catholic Encyclopedia
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