Roseto Capo Spulico, Italia,

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Roseto Capo Spulico is a charming and well-known seaside resort on the Ionian coast of the Cosenza region, almost on the border between Calabria and Basilicata. Of medieval origins, its name is supposed to be due to the roses which, thanks to the mild climate, blossom throughout the year. The historic centre of the village used to be surrounded by walls built in the XIII century and traces still remain. It has an old castrum built towards the end of the XI century, now the seat of the Town Hall and of the Country life Museum. Roseto's real gem, however, is the castle: a short distance away from the inhabited centre, the Norman period castle stands out in a wonderful position on a cliff sheer over the sea. During the XIII century Frederick II restructured the castle. Along the coast, about a kilometre from the castle, stand the ruins of an ancient watch tower, called the tower of Capo Spulico or Torre Spaccata. The village too has many attractions and mention must be made of the church of Santa Maria della Consolazione, the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception and the St. Vitale fountain.
The Museum of the Civiltà Contadina (Country Life Museum) is in the very heart of the historic centre of Roseto, on the first floor of the Castrum, an ancient feudatory dwelling. Established thanks to the co-operation of all the inhabitants, the Museum exhibits items of rural life and work to highlight the salient events that made up the history and identity of the countrymen. The working tools, some of which are very ancient, the kitchen utensils and objects regarding the first and second World Wars, as well as the collection of old photographs, are all particularly interesting. The Museum is open every day from 8:30 a.m. to midday and from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


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