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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.

Alia Jazz Hotel
Alia Jazz Hotel
Via Ietticelli 55, Castrovillari, Provincia di Cosenza
The price is $115 per night from May 16 to May 16
Situated in Castrovillari, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Castrovillari Hospital and Archaeological Museum of Castrovillari. Castrovillari Courthouse is 1.3 ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Hotel curato molto gradita e’ stata l’accoglienza
"Da consigliare per simpatia e cortesia del personale. Camere accoglienti che danno sul giardino curato. Ristorante molto buono e personale competente. Siamo stati molto bene ci torneremo."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

Alia Jazz Hotel
B&B La Petrosa
B&B La Petrosa
Via Serra delle Ciavole, snc, Castrovillari, CS
The price is $110 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
Situated in Castrovillari, this bed & breakfast is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Castrovillari Courthouse and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Castrovillari Hospital. Archaeological ...
3.6/5Good! (5 reviews)
Da evitare
"Contattato telefonicamente il giorno prima, il titolare si era mostrato molto gentile. Arrivati in struttura però ha iniziato a contestare il fatto che fossimo in 4( come correttamente prenotato) ma avessimo scelto una tripla. Gli ho spiegato che la camera tripla non è stata scelta da me ma direttamente ..."

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

B&B La Petrosa
Casa per ospiti Pantanello
Casa per ospiti Pantanello
Via Vincenzo Conte 1, Castrovillari, Provincia di Cosenza
The price is $46 per night from May 16 to May 16
Situated in Castrovillari, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Archaeological Museum of Castrovillari and Castrovillari Hospital. Castrovillari Courthouse ...
Casa per ospiti Pantanello
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Villa for Rent by the sea in the Costa dei Saraceni Village - Bova Marina
Villa for Rent by the sea in the Costa dei Saraceni Village - Bova Marina
Bova Marina, Calabria
Situated in Bova Marina, this villa is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Santuario della Madonna dell'Angelo and within 9 mi (15 km) of Aspromonte National Park and Norman ...
Villa for Rent by the sea in the Costa dei Saraceni Village - Bova Marina
Residence Santa Barbara
Residence Santa Barbara
viale autonomia snc, San Ferdinando, Reggio Calabria
Situated in the city center, this beach apartment building is in the same region as Pizzo Beach, Messina Fountain of Neptune, and Church of Santissima Annunziata ...
3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)
"Versprochener Meerblick nur seitlich und sehr eingeschränkt bzw. von VOR dem Appartement aber auch da eingeschränkt. Die Rezeption war bei der Ankunft NICHT besetzt und nur durch Zufall konnte ich herausfinden, wo ich klopfen muss, um den Besitzer zu finden. Eine Hinweistafel (zumindest auch in englischer ..."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Residence Santa Barbara
Apartment With 3 Bedrooms in Scilla, With Wonderful sea View, Furnished Balcony and Wifi - 350 m From the Beach
Apartment With 3 Bedrooms in Scilla, With Wonderful sea View, Furnished Balcony and Wifi - 350 m From the Beach
Via Roma 6, Scilla, Calabria
The price is $249 per night from May 16 to May 16
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Castle of Scilla and Marina Grande Beach. Strait of Messina is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) ...
Apartment With 3 Bedrooms in Scilla, With Wonderful sea View, Furnished Balcony and Wifi - 350 m From the Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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