In the heart of Cosenza you’ll find it’s main artery, Corso Mazzini, flowing with locals as they do some shopping, meet friends for an aperitivo, take a stroll or just make sure to “see and be seen”.
This extensive pedestrian area is home to restaurants, cafes, stores, and tourism agencies. And, as you make you way along Corso Mazzini towards Piazza Bilotti, you will gaze upon a wide range of art sculptures that make up the “Museo all’Aperto Bilotti” (MAB) or the open-air museum. The statues from local, national and international artists were donated to the city of Cosenza by an art collector named Carlo Bilotti before he passed away in 2006. Bilotti, who was born in Cosenza but emigrated to America, wanted the public to profit from his incredible collection and so he donated many pieces.
Keep your eyes open from Salvador Dali’s “Saint George and the Dragon”, Giorgio De Chirico’s “Ettore and Andromaca” and the newest addition, Amedeo Modigliani’s “Head of Cariatide”.
This unique art gallery will captivate your attention and make you forget you are in the heart of the city centre.