Belsito, Province of Cosenza, Calabria

Located about 20 km from Cosenza, it is part of the Savuto Mountain Community. Originally the settlement was called Crapassito, from the Hebrew Kapar-Ha-Sseeth (=eminent village), but in 1535 king Charles V, travelling through these lands, was deeply surprised by the beauty of the place and changed its name to Belsito.


  • Altitude: 600 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 900 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 87030
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0984
  • Demonym: belsitesi
  • Patron Saint: St. Giovanni Battista, celebrated on 24th June
  • Frazioni & Località: Chiusi.

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