Admire two beautiful towns and the famous Codex purpureus Rossanensis, Byzantine evangelist of 188 pages illustrated by splendid polychrome miniatures.
Embark on a great full-day shore excursion to two typical villages on the Ionian Sea in Calabria, next to Cosenza.
Discover the beauties of these two Mediterranean towns: Corigliano Calabro and Rossano.
Take a chance to relax and have your driver take you around and join a professional local guide.
In Corigliano Calabro, you will visit the ancient castle and its tower, both of them used as fortified outposts by the ancient Normans.
The little town of Rossano lies between the plain of Sibari and the mountains of Sila. The town is known for its marble and alabaster quarries and was one of the main Byzantine centers of the region You’ll visit here the Diocesan museum where you’ll find preserved the famous Codex purpureus Rossanensis, Byzantine evangelist of 188 pages illustrated by splendid polychrome miniatures.
- The travelers will be picked up then transferred to Corigliano Calabro.
- Here they will visit the castle and its tower both used as fortified outpost by ancient Normans. Originally the tower was built as single defense's point and next enriched with other three towers. So the castle dating back to eleventh century (1083) was used as a fortress and and built by Roberto d'Altavilla, king of the Normans.
- Then will be accompanied to Rossano to visit Amarelli's licorice museum and factory
- Then stop for the lunch in a typical restaurant.
- Next will follow the visit of the Diocesan Museum, where is preserved the famous Codex Purpureus Rossanensis, a handwritten Gospel dating back to fourth century a.D, special for its purple pages and declared by UNESCO as a unique art' product.
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