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|Comune di San Sosti|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Cosenza (CS)|
|• Total||43 km2 (17 sq mi)|
|Elevation||355 m (1,165 ft)|
|• Density||49/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Joseph|
|Saint day||March 19|
A highly decorated bronze axe-head was discovered near San Sosti in 1846. This votive offering was later bought by the collector and goldsmith Alessandro Castellani, from whom it was eventually acquired by the British Museum in 1884. On the axe is inscribed an important dedication in the Achaean dialect of Ancient Greek that can be dated to the sixth century BC.
In 1448, people from Albania migrated to San Sosti.
- Sanctuary of Madonna del Pettoruto, founded in 1274 by the monks of the Abbey of Acquaformosa. It was rebuilt after the 1783 Calabrian earthquakes. 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.
People associated with San Sosti
- Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui
Notes and references
- "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT". istat.it.
- "British Museum - Bronze axe-head". British Museum.
- "Francesca Chaouqui, sui social si scaglaiva contro l'amore gay". Corriere della Sera (in Italian).
Media related to San Sosti at Wikimedia Commons
- (Italian) San Sosti Commune Website
- (Italian) Pollino
- (Italian) circolocalabrese.org
- (Italian) unionevalli.it
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