Rogliano, Cosenza, Calabria
Rogliano is situated aprrox. 700 metres above sea level in the province of Cosenza. It has a population of over 5000 people, which is very large in comparison to some of the other towns nearby including its neighbour Carpanzano.
There were many occasions during my recent trip to Italy when we would zip over to Rogliano (only 10 minutes away) to do a little shopping at the weekly mercato, fare una passeggiata (take a walk) or participate in the many events that take place there over the summer.
The town has schools, museums, restaurants, shops, and pretty much anything else you would expect in a small city. You can see the town’s rich history all around you as you walk through its centro storico and visit the many churches, monasteries and noble homes some of which date back to the 1500s.
The town is also growing at a rapid pace, with new apartments and condo’s being built around the towns edge. If you happen to be in Rogliano, stop in to “L’Arte Orafa” on Via A. Guarasci. This little family-owned jewellery shop is home to some very beautifully handcrafted pieces of jewellery made with silver, gold, and gemstones. A perfect place to get something unique for you or someone special back home.
Rogliano is another one of those great small towns tucked away in the Calabrian mountains with it’s unique history, great nightlife, friendly people, and Southern Italian pride!