SPEZZANO DELLA SILA
Situated on the western margins of the territory which forms
part of the Sila National Park, is where one will find Spezzano
della Sila in a beautiful panoramic position in the
It seems that its name derives from the Latin Spetius, with
probable reference to a personal foundation.
The suburb's origins dates back to the era of Saracen raids
along the Tyrrhenian coast (IX century) which induced its
inhabitants to take refuge in safer inland places.
In the XV century, San Francesco of Paola arrived here in
pilgrimage and founded a convent; also physically taking part
in its construction.
In 1644, Spezzano della Sila was acquired by the Grand duke
A visit to the City
The following churches in Spezzano della Sila are noteworthy:
the San Biagio Parochial and the San Pietro Church. Both preserve
works and wooden statues dating back to the '500s.
One can also visit the 15th century San Francesco of Paola
Convent which is situated in an elevated position in regard
to the suburb, and which hosts canvases from the '700s.
In neighbouring Spezzano Piccolo, one can admire the Assunta
Parochial with its beautiful clock tower and 17th century
canvases in its interior.
Place of interest
- Chiesa di San Biagio
- Chiesa di San Francesco di Paola (1454-58)
- Chiesa di San Pietro ('500)
- Chiesa della Madonna delle Grazie
- Parrocchiale dell'Assunta a Spezzano Piccolo
- Chiesa dell'Immacolata a Spezzano Piccolo
- Chiesa di San Donato a Serra Pedace
- Sito panoramico di Acquacoperta
- Parco Nazionale della Sila
- Visita di Cosenza
- Visita di Luzzi
- Visita di Paola
- Nessun Museo segnalato
- Festa di San Biagio il 3 febbraio
- Presepe Spezzanese