Legend tells that King Alaric, came near Cosenza having occupied and sacked Rome, there died in 412 and his tomb excavated, by his army, going up the river Busento with his treasure.

In the same places along the Busento and near Carolei, many centuries before the Greeks ventured in their passage between the two Calabrian seas in search of new lands to explore. Rediscovering these traditions and their rural roots inspired the winemaking philosophy.

Re Alarico
Su e giù pe’l fiume passano. E ripassano ombre lente: Alarico i Goti piangono, Il gran morto di lor gente.

From the Ballads of Augusto von Platen, La Tomba nel Busento, translated by Giosuè Carducci, 1965.

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