Castrovillari

Travel Guide
Pollino National Park

Rugged mountain ranges completely encircle this ancient village, where medieval ruins and Renaissance churches nestle into the foothills of Pollino National Park.

Experience an awe-inspiring panorama of snow-capped mountains in Castrovillari, a town on Calabria’s northern border. A village has stood within this arena of mountains since prehistoric times. Historic relics speckle the countryside. Explore the winding medieval-era town center or cross the bridge to see the town’s modern district. The two major peaks of Pollino and Dolcedorme appear to loom over the township. See the town’s eclectic streetscape set against an arena of mighty mountains.

Get familiar with Castrovillari by visiting its Centro Storico (historic district). A maze of winding alleys and narrow streets contain some of the town’s most significant historic landmarks. Follow cobblestone lanes opening up to pretty piazzas lined with terraces and cafés. Grand old houses, such as Palazzo Salituri via Roma, Palazzo Pugliese and Palazzo Salerni are within a few blocks’ radius.

Among the town’s religious landmarks are the 11th-century sanctuary Santa Maria del Castello, the Church of San Giuliano, Convento Benedettini and a Renaissance convent devoted to St. Francis of Assisi. Visit the crumbling Castello Aragonese, which dates back to the late 1400s.

Walk across the Ponte della Catena, which links the two sides of the city. From the bridge, admire pretty views of verdant forests toward the Tyrrhenian coast, as well as canyons tumbling down toward the Ionian Sea.

Stroll along the two main boulevards intersecting in the modern part of Castrovillari and check out the town’s series of shops and cafés. If you feel like escaping the city, head to the nearby Pollino National Park and explore the reserve’s peaks and trails.

Castrovillari is located in the province of Cosenza, a 1-hour drive north from the provincial capital of the same name. The town is also accessible by regional train. Come to Castrovillari in summer to experience the quaint medieval town during its most active period or arrive in winter to see snow-dusted mountains in the distance.

B&B Tra gli Ulivi di Castrovillari
B&B Tra gli Ulivi di Castrovillari
Via Serra delle Ciavole, Castrovillari, Provincia di Cosenza, 87012
Fully refundable
The price is $48 per night from Jun 8 to Jun 9
Stay at this business-friendly B&B in Castrovillari. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Castrovillari Courthouse and Archaeological ...
1/5 (1 review)
"abbiamo pagati una tripla, ma il proprietario di casa ci ha sistemato in una doppia dicendo che saremmo stati meglio: dentro ci ha lasciato un asse da stiro, quindi la stanza era minuscola per 3 persone... il bagno lo condividete con il signor Luigi (non era molto chiaro che fosse condiviso nella ..."

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

B&B Tra gli Ulivi di Castrovillari
Pomodoro Bed
Pomodoro Bed
Viale del Lavoro,74, Castrovillari, 87012
The price is $67 per night from May 26 to May 27
Stay at this business-friendly B&B in Castrovillari. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Archaeological Museum of Castrovillari ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (7 reviews)
Loved it!
"We booked a room based only on the pictures posted since there had been no reviews and we were very pleased with our stay. The outside of the building is very ordinary, but once you step inside it's surprising how lovely this place is. It's been completely renovated. The decor is modern and sleek, ..."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Pomodoro Bed
Alia Jazz Hotel
Alia Jazz Hotel
Via Ietticelli 55, Castrovillari, Provincia di Cosenza, 87012
The price is $104 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this business-friendly inn in Castrovillari. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions Archaeological Museum of Castrovillari ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"Our group of six had three rooms at this property and also had dinner at its fabulous restaurant. The proprietor, Joseph, was the highlight of our experience. He was welcoming and made us feel like we were in his home. We enjoyed a beverage in the hotel lounge and the homemade breakfast cakes and ..."

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Alia Jazz Hotel
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Apartment "Il Vecchio Piano"
Apartment "Il Vecchio Piano"
Castrovillari, Calabria
Stay at this apartment in Castrovillari. Enjoy WiFi, a patio, and a TV. Popular attractions Archaeological Museum of Castrovillari and Castrovillari Courthouse ...
Apartment "Il Vecchio Piano"
One Bedroom Appartement With Wifi at Castrovillari
One Bedroom Appartement With Wifi at Castrovillari
Contrada Feliceto, Castrovillari, Calabria, 87012
Stay at this apartment in Castrovillari. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Archaeological Museum of Castrovillari and Castrovillari ...
One Bedroom Appartement With Wifi at Castrovillari
TH Marina di Sibari - Baia degli Achei Village
TH Marina di Sibari - Baia degli Achei Village
4 out of 5
Località Salicetta, Sibari, Cassano allo Ionio, CS, 87070
Stay at this 4-star beach residence in Cassano allo Ionio. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Sibaritide National Archaeological ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
La nostra vacanza in Calabria
"Ottimo villaggio per passare una vacanza con la famiglia, ottimo per i bambini, ben attrezzato sia in spiaggia che all'interno , eccellente animazione e un complimento anche per la cordialità riscontrata dal personale sempre disponibile . In generale un ottima vacanza anche se durata un po' pochino ..."

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2014

TH Marina di Sibari - Baia degli Achei Village
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