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San Demetrio Corone (Cosenza Province) is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.

San Demetrio Corone has its origins in the 1470s, founded by Albanians(Arberesh) fleeing their motherland to escape persecution from the invading Ottomans. The townsfolk (Sandemetresi), as is the case with other Italian/Albanian towns, are generally fluent in both Italian and Albanian, though the latter is a rather italianised dialect.

The church of Sant'Adriano (built ca. 1000AD), adjacent to the aforementioned Collegio, is a fine example of early Norman-Byzantine architecture and contains some exquisite mosaics and other ancient artifacts.

Links to other sites about San Demetrio Corone include:
San Demetrio Corone Photos
Cosenza Province
Calabria Region

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