Cassano all'Ionio

Cassano all'Ionio
Comune di Cassano all'Ionio

Clock tower in Cassano

Coat of arms
Cassano all'Ionio

Location of Cassano all'Ionio in Italy

Coordinates: 39°47′N 16°19′E / 39.783°N 16.317°E / 39.783; 16.317
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Province / Metropolitan city Cosenza (CS)
Frazioni Doria, Lauropoli, Sibari
  Mayor Emanuela Greco (commissar)
  Total 154 km2 (59 sq mi)
Elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Population (December 2013)
  Total 18,652
  Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cassanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 87011
Dialing code 0981
Patron saint Santissimo Crocifisso
Saint day First Friday in March
Website Official website

Cassano all'Ionio, also named Cassano allo Ionio, is a town and comune in province of Cosenza of Calabria, southern Italy, known in Roman times as Cassanum. It lies in a fertile region in the concave recess of a steep mountain, 60 km northeast of the town of Cosenza, 10 km west of the archaeological site of Sybaris.


Cassano was the site of great Saracen defeat of the Byzantine forces in Italy under Pothos in 1031.

The diocese of Cassano was first mentioned in 1059.

Main sites

The rock above the city is crowned by a medieval castle commanding beautiful views. Its tower is still believed to be that from which the stone was thrown that killed Milo. There are warm sulfurous springs here, which are used for baths.

The archaeological site of Sybaris, located near the modern town of Sibari, is part of the comune of Cassano allo Ionio.



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