The seaside village of Diamante, inside the Riviera dei Cedri, is known as the village of murals
 
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Village of Diamante
The Municipality of Diamante

Province of Cosenza
Region Calabria

Inhabitants: 5.329
Altitude center: 25 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
 
Città dei sapori
Borghi Autentici d'Italia
Unione Soleo

Municipality of Diamante
Via P. Mancini 10 - Diamante (CS)
Tel. +39 0985 81398

on the seaside village of diamond is located on the tyrrhenian coast north-western part of Calabria. Placed at the center of the Riviera dei Cedri, possesses one of the only two islands of Calabria, the island of Cirella, a tiny islet from an evocative shape and from the wild flora where the depths are splendid and reigns the silver Posidonia.

Different sources documenting settlements already from the times of Focesi colonies and the Romans. The first news of the birth of a true and proper inhabited places of diamond date back to 1500, when the Prince Sanseverino ordered the construction of a defensive location to counteract the Saracen raids. Around the tower of Sanseverino arose later a fortification of the territory to the work of the prince of Bisignano Tiberio Carafa, master of the territories of Belvedere Marittimo and Diamond already from 1622. At the end of the turkish raids, the population from the countryside moved toward the sea by increasing the commercial dealings. Subsequently affluent and Neapolitan traders, Amalfi and salernitani, and noble families, also of Spanish origin settled there for the position and the pleasantness of the place giving life to the inhabited center.

Diamond soon became a discrete center for agriculture and fisheries, thanks to the large fleet and the production of cedar. The special characteristics of this citrus fruit in his native variety called smooth cedar Diamond (large cut and perfumed, used largely for candying), made it unique and famously known on the world market; thanks to its massive exports to Israel and the United States, where it was used by the Jewish community that on the occasion of the feast of Sukkot sent their rabbis to select it, cedar became a heading economic consisting of the Community budget.

What portrays Diamond as a postcard is the famous promenade of old, overlying the cliff overlooking the port, that imposing and cured in the details hosts thousands of people every summer. It is also known as the village of murals, by the numerous paintings that can be admired while strolling through the alleys of the historical center initially and subsequently have spread to a large part of the village.

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Altomonte
Altomonte
The village of Altomonte, rich in rivers and hilly landscapes, is called the "wedding village" as spouses from all over Italy and from abroad decide to celebrate the happy event here, for the beauty of these places
Cosenza - 26.39 KM from Diamante
Saracena
Saracena
Located inside the Pollino National Park, the village of Saracena rises around the baronial castle. The urban center is characterized by the alleys of Islamic conception.
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Morano Calabro
Morano Calabro
Morano Calabro is situated in a strategic position on the slopes of the Pollino massif, in Calabria.
Cosenza - 32.58 KM from Diamante
Maratea
Maratea
Maratea is the only village of Basilicata to face on the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Potenza - 36.22 KM from Diamante
Viggianello
Viggianello
Nestled between the mountains of Pollino National Park, the village of Viggianello, in Basilicata, is the ideal destination for those who love the holidays in the open air.
Potenza - 39.88 KM from Diamante
Frascineto
Frascineto
Extended in front of the Pollino National Park, the village of Frascineto is characterized by the historical presence of the Albanian community, whose language, culture and traditions still remain today.
Cosenza - 41.26 KM from Diamante

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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