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Diamante, in the province of Cosenza, is nicknamed the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Located on the north-western Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria, the pretty town is located in the heart of the Riviera dei Cedri and its municipality is part of one of the two islands of Calabria, the islet of Cirella.
Obviously, tourism plays a role of great importance on the economic level, Calabria holds 10% of the entire coastal heritage of Italy, and Diamante, during the summer, is one of the municipalities in the Upper Tyrrhenian of Cosenza with the highest number of visitors and tourists, thanks also to a coast with white beaches and a crystalline sea.
The Peperoncino Festival takes place in September, an event born in 1922 from an idea of the journalist Enzo Monaco on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Americas, an event that started the importation of this spice into Europe. During the week-long kermesse, you will be able to attend fun bingeing competitions with the last pepper and many other events. The Italian Chilli Pepper Academy is located in Diamante, with thousands of members all over the world.
In August, however, there is the feast of the Coronation of the Immaculate Conception. According to tradition, the statue of the Madonna arrived in the church of the same name when a ship carrying it was blocked in the town's port. The sailors took the statue to the church to preserve it but the parish priest the following day noticed that she had changed posture, her hands were no longer crossed but she had one arm raised towards the sky with three fingers spread, a sign of protection towards Diamante. After this miracle the celebrating population prevented the statue from returning to the ship.
Those who choose to visit Diamante, of course, will not be disappointed. Waiting for him there are eight kilometers of beach to be discovered, where each small cove has its own particular color with ever-changing seabeds. There is also the splendid Cirella Island, with its particular shape and characterized by the Posidonia Argentata, which testifies to the purity of the waters. Even the city is a spectacle in itself, it has in fact been defined as an "open-air museum", thanks to the murals that fill the walls of the alleys and streets of the center.SEE THE MAP