Cosenza is one of the oldest towns of the region: it is called the Athens of Calabria for its cultural past (the Academy Cosentina is one of the first academies founded in Italy). Cosenza is a city of art and culture: many museums, theme events, libraries. It is important to visit the of San Domenico and San Gaetano Convents, the Swabian Castle, Arnone Palace, the Cathedral and the House of Culture. The town's landmark is the Castle, which dominates the narrow streets and medieval scenes. Among the places to visit include the Cathedral of Cosenza, the Church of St. Francis with its cloister and the Church of Our Lady of Consolation in Altomonte, one of the best examples of the Angevin period in Calabria.
You can enjoye a tour in a vintage car all around Cosenza Province.