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A look at Diamante





Chili pepper

The island of Cirella

on the seaside village of diamond (Diamàndë in calabrese) 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.

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

Trip to Diamond, the land of the murals

The Calabrian village of Diamante houses over 150 murals with a single element in common: they create happiness

Next or present Events

  • Glasses under the stars
    From 21-07-2019
    To 28-07-2019

    Add to calendar 2019-07-21 2019-07-28 Europe/Rome Glasses under the stars Places at the center of the attention to the promotion and enhancement of the calabrese enology. Diamante

    Places at the center of the attention to the promotion and enhancement of the calabrese enology.

  • Madonna dell'Immacolata
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-08-12 2019-08-12 Europe/Rome Madonna dell'Immacolata Diamante

Past Events

  • Festival of chili
    From 06-09-2017
    To 10-09-2017

    Review cultural and gastronomical designed by the journalist Enzo Monaco, on the occasion of the five hundredth of the discovery of the Americas, event that gave beginning to import into Europe of chili pepper, commonly used in the Calabrian cuisine. During the event will play the tastings of the exhibition "Eating Mediterranean", the 'Laboratories spicy", exhibitions, cabaret, the "Review of spicy cinema", the presentation of books, the prize of the best thesis on chili and even medical conventions.

  • OSA – Operation Street Art
    From 10-09-2018
    To 15-09-2018

    Festival dedicated to street art with a program full of new artistic interventions and spectacular projects by big names of the international panorama