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Castello Normanno-Svevo di Cosenza, Cosenza
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  • Cosenza Castle dominates the town. Here are past great characters as Frederick II. The throne room is very impressive as the Angevin corridor leading to this. Many rooms inside are used as conference room/theater. You can visit the octagonal tower, the Queen Elizabeth's room and the Terrace offering a wonderful view of Cosenza. Not to be missed
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  • Coming to visit the castle of Cosenza Cosenza.La you should definitely visit the terrace offers a breathtaking view of the city. With the large halls is also great for business meetings
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  • Recently renovated, the castle that was home to Federico di Svevia dominates the hill town of Cosenza. In the evening even more fascinating! Very low ticket costs, staff at reception.
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  • Nice castle, interesting History, beautiful view on the city.
  • The Norman-Swabian Castle of Cosenza is the main monument of the city of the Bruzi, who sees him rise for centuries on one of the highest points of the city: the Hill Pancrazio. Its origins have not yet been clarified: its construction is usually attributed to the Byzantines around 937 on the ruins of an ancient fortress, to defend against Saracen incursions. In the year one thousand was occupied by the Arabs became home of the Caliph Saati Cayti. After the expulsion of the Arabs from the city, Roger II of Sicily in 1132, he reinforced the foundations and walls, making the Castle a real Norman stronghold. In 1184 as many other historical monuments of the city, was severely damaged by an earthquake, until its complete renovation in the 13th century by Frederick II of Swabia (hence its official name: Hohenstaufen). During the Angevin-aragonese conflict was used as a Mint for the production of coins, and was later transformed into a princely residence for Louis III of Anjou and his wife Margherita di Savoia, came to rule the province of Calabria. In 1459 King Alfonso II of Naples resided here until the Spain in the 16th century, he returned his military function, accounting for all the most important military fortress 1500 Northern Calabria. Its history is lost around the 1600, and being completely damaged by several earthquakes again fell into ruin. Cosenza's historic centre as seen from the Fort was retaken by the Bourbons that I used as a prison, and after the unification of Italy finally passed to the municipality of Cosenza who bought it at an auction. After its restoration in recent years the Castle has well preserved: the octagonal tower of the Swabian period, the coats of arms of the Angevin period engraved on the arches, which flow into the corridor ribbed Swabians said "cornflowers", the shield, the Dungeon and the inner courtyard. A last restoration work on the structure began in 2008 ended in 2015 making the structure again visitable via a bus made available for tourists, and that allows them to reach the Castle up on the Hill. (from wiki)
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  • Truly evocative, with an addition of glass to maintain and enhance the antique look of the place. Beautiful view from the terrace that allows a 360° view of the place. Recommended.
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  • The bar was poorly ran out
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  • Restored recently may be the ideal location for large events.
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