Amantea, Province of Cosenza, Calabria

Rising on a hill over the Adriatic coast on the deep estuary of the Catocastro river, was a village of fishermen, recently developed into a summer resort.


  • Altitude: 50 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 14,000 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 87032
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0982
  • Demonym: amanteani or amanteoti
  • Patron Saint: St. Antony of Padua, celebrated on 13 June
  • Frazioni & Località: Acquicella, Camoli, Cannavina, Coreca, Campora San Giovanni.

What to see

  • The church of San Bernardino, with monastery; the rich Gothic portal with niches containing ceramic decorations is unique in the region.
  • The ruins of the Byzantine castle on top of the hill.

Where to stay

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