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Papasidero

Papasidero is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It is within the Pollino National Park.GeographyPapasidero lies on a rocky spur 210 metres above sea level. It covers an area of 54 square kilometres and crossed the river and the river Lao S. Nocaio. Is 18 km from the SA-RC and 23 km from the sea. Papasidero and the nature reserve is part of the National Park of Pollino.Origin of the nameThe name Papasidero derives from the name of an abbot head of a monastery in the Mercuriense Region, home of Basilian monasticism.HistoryHumans have occupied the area since prehistoric times, as confirmed by an important archaeological site, LaGrotta Romito, discovered in 1961. The historic centre has a typically medieval urban style. It was built over the 12th and 13th centuries. From Lombard beginnings, it became a fortress castle in the Sveva Norman period (1190–1250) and was expanded under the Angioino in the 14th century, and under Aragon (from 1400 to 1500).The church of Saint Constantine became a parish in 1510. The place was possessed by the descendants of the Norman Alitto of Sanseverino and Spinelli di Scalea until 1806. Since 1593 a Monte di Pietà has operated, set up by Owen Lewis (Ludovico Audoeno) who was Bishop of Cassano; and starting from the 17th century the Brotherhood of the Assumption. Charles Paolino (1723–1803) humanist, Francesco Mastrot (1777–1847) teacher, and Mary Angelica Mastrot (1851–1891) mystic, were all born here.
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