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Busento, Province of Cosenza, Italy

Lake/ River/ Ponds

About Busento

​​​​​​​The Busento is a Calabrian river that originates on Monte Serratore, in Domanico, is a tributary of the Crati.  The river's fame is due to a historic event in 410, when Alaric, first king of the Goths, died during a siege of the town. According to the legend, his body was buried under the river bed, the stream being temporarily diverted from its course by complex hydraulic engineering while the grave was dug and restored again to its original bed after the funeral.

Attractions near Busento

Norman Castle2.17km from Busento

The Norman castle of Ariano Irpino stands on the top of the homonymous hill at an altitude of 811  m asl, in the highest and most panoramic part of the city area. Built-in a strategic position and difficult to access, a crossroads between Irpinia, Sannio, and Puglia, the fortress dominates the valleys of Ufita , Miscano and Cervaro. As can be seen from the documents received up to the present day, its function was not so much to protect the city from possible attacks from neighboring areas.

Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta (Italian: Basilica Patriarcale di Santa Maria Assunta is the principal church in the town of Aquileia, in the Province of Udine and the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy.  The original church dated back to the fourth century. The current basilica was built in the eleventh century and rebuilt again in the thirteenth century. It is located on Via Sacra, overlooking the Piazza del Capitolo, along with the bell tower and baptistery.

The Bilotti Open Air Museum is a project linked to the works of art donated by Carlo Bilotti to the town of Cosenza. In 2019 the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism declared the Collection of 20 works of art exhibited in the Bilotti Open Air Museum as a collection of "historical and artistic interest", of Cosenza, pursuant to art.

Monte Cocuzzo11.47km from Busento

Monte Cocuzzo is a mountain of 1541 meters in the southern Apennines, located between the territories of Mendicino and Longobardi, in the province of Cosenza. It is the highest peak in the Coastal Range. One of the nice trekking destinations and also a good view point.

Montalto Uffugo14.97km from Busento

Montalto Uffugo is an Italian town of 20 529 inhabitants in the province of Cosenza in Calabria. It is an integral part of the Cosenza urban area. It probably rises on the ancient Aufugum.  The territory of Montalto, mainly hilly, has an altitude ranging from 120 to 1380 m asl. In the mountainous area, there are harsh winters with snowfall, and relatively cool summers, as temperatures rise as you go down.  The area is very rainy, with concentrated rainfall between autumn and winter.

Monte Scuro15.54km from Busento

The Monte Scuro is a mountain of Sila, located near Camigliatello Silano. One of the beautiful locations which give the panoramic view of this area and also it is a quiet risky trekking destination and also you can spend a nice time here.

Where is Busento

Discover more attractions in Calabria, where Busento is located

Calabria51 attractions

Calabria attracts year-round tourism, offering both summer and winter activities, in addition to its cultural, historical, artistic heritage, it has an abundance of protected natural habitats and 'green' zones. The 485 miles of its coast make Calabria a tourist destination during the summer. The low industrial development and the lack of major cities in much of its territory have allowed the maintenance of indigenous marine life.