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The Village


The village of Malito lies inside the coastal mountains of the Savuto River Valley in the Comune of Cosenza, Calabria. The village itself was founded around the year 986, however it's history can be traced as far back as Roman times.

There are approximately 855 inhabitants in the village, but this number swells during the summer months with expats returning for holidays from America, Australia, Canada and Germany.

Local Amenities:

Supermarket Sacco: Via Cona

Butcher: Maccelleria Sacco - Corso Vittorio Emanuele

Bakery: Panificio Germanese, Contrada Serradosso, 5

Pharmacy: Farmacia Galli - Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 94

Gelataria: Ice Bar (next to Supermarket Sacco)  

Pietro’s Bar in Piazza P. Mancini

Post Office: Piazza P. Mancini, 1


Airport: Lamezia Terme – 40 mins

Car Rentals: Lamezia Terme Airport & Cosenza City – all major car companies.

Train Station: Piano Lago – local train, Cosenza & Lamezia Terme – National Train Stations.

Buses: Malito to Cosenza – daily

Near by

Cosenza (Calabria’s Capital City) – 26 klms away by Freeway – fantastic city centre with designer shops, quaint cafes and restaurants.

Cosenza Vecchia (Old City) – Gothic Duomo built in 1222AD. The oldest café since1820’s. Norman castle ruins built by Fredric the 2nd and tiny cobbled streets to explore.

Rende (New) – University, modern shopping centre, cafes, theatre.

Rende Vecchia & Duomo (Old Centre) – hilltop town – once the capital of Calabria.

Altromonte – Duomo (city of art) – Art Gallery, Duomo, 5 star Hotel, Café & Restaurants. Fruit and olive growing area.

Rogliano & Piano Lago – Shopping centres, cafes, petrol stations, restaurants etc.

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